Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), original name Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, was an English novelist and short-story writer of Polish descent, whose works include the novels Lord Jim (1900), Nostromo (1904), and The Secret Agent (1907) and the short story “Heart of Darkness” (1902).


  • “The brilliant mind behind Moby-Dick in Pictures is back to illustrate Joseph Conrad’s classic.”


  • “Darkness never looked so good: Matt Kish’s illustrated edition of Joseph Conrad’s classic follows the template he created with Moby-Dick in Pictures.

    —The National Post

  • “For your friend who slept through English class, an illustrated version of a classic: Heart of Darkness, written by Joseph Conrad and illustrated by Matt Kish.”

    —The Airship

  • “Two years after his infinitely wonderful illustrations for every page of Moby-Dick, which ranked among the best art and design books of 2011, self-taught Ohio-based artist Matt Kish returns with an equally exquisite edition of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (public library). With one haunting acrylic-paint-and-ink illustration for every page, Kish, whose artwork was included in the excellent compendium The Graphic Canon, Vol. 3, reinvigorates the Conrad classic and its timeless themes of race, gender, power, privilege, and the dualities of the human soul.”