The classic science fiction novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea has had many interpretations over the 151 years it has existed. The goal of this project was to explore a new way to retell an old tale visually.
Starting with sketches, the idea of a sea life chart to show the depth of the Nautilus seemed to be a unique solution. The visual language is that of a Victorian scientific journal--accurate for the period of the story and complete with scribblings from M. Aronnax in the spaces between the illustrations for added interest.
This project was received well in class as a comprehensive take on a very scientific piece of literature.