Monday, May 29, 2017

I really love the expressions on the faces of these sea monsters from In the Wake of Sea Serpents

Angry, happy, frustrated or just kind of dopey looking, the drawings of various sea monsters used to illustrate various sightings throughout the many, many pages of Bernard Heuvelmans' In the Wake of Sea Serpents have such amazing, emotive expressions that I would often find myself pausing to regard them, struggling to imagine what the serpents must be thinking and feeling, and what the people who reported them making those expressions thought they must be thinking and feeling. It's a great book, and if you are at all interested in the sea, monsters, sea monsters, zoology and/or cryptozoology, you should definitely read it...although, if you are interested in any of those topics, chances are you've already read it (His On the Track of Unknown Animals is perhaps even more engaging, although it lacks so many wonderful drawings of sea monster expressions).

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