I was invited to submit a piece to the Jules Verne exhibit in London. I had a hard time deciding what piece of work by Jules Verne I would concentrate on, there are so many that can entice an illustrator. In the end, I simply wanted to draw a giant squid attacking the Nautilus. So having decided my direction the next task was to figure out the composition. I wanted the attack to be front and cente, with the sailors furiously fighting for their lives and the ship itself. I wanted to capture the epic struggle and hope that I have.