Wesley Allsbrook’s fantastic illustration captures the birth of monsters at the dawn of the Romantic age. In 1815, Mount Tambora erupted in the East Indies, producing a 60-megaton aerosol layer that cooled the Earth for three years, and Europe by as much as 6 degrees Fahrenheit. As Gillen D’Arcy Wood describes in the adjoining Nautilus article for print issue No. 11, the consequent darkness, rains, crop failures, and starvation inspired both Frankenstein, and an early version of Dracula—the disaster stories of their age.
This signed and numbered print is available for a limited time only through the Nautilus Collection. You have the option to add a museum-quality frame guaranteed to keep the artwork in pristine condition for generations to come. Each purchase includes a certificate of authenticity and a copy of Nautilus print issue No. 11. Be sure and click on Additional Information above to learn more about the museum quality of the print and frame.
Wesley Allsbrook was born in Durham, North Carolina. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design. Then she moved to Brooklyn, New York. She has been recognized by The Art Directors Club, The Society of Publication Designers, The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts, and the 3×3 Annual. She currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. She draws for print, for the web, for comics and for VR.