All in favor
As it drew near, we saw ten or twelve armed pirates appear on the deck.
As soon as I discovered that the Maxfield Parrish-illustrated version of The Arabian Nights was out of copyright I became overwhelmed with a mad desire to post every illustration to this blog. But I have with great self-discipline limited myself to this single one. THE BLUE SEA. THE TAWNY SAIL. THE WONDERFUL-TERRIBLE CHEAPNESS OF THE PRINTING. OMG.
I'm sure many people have written on this question, but why aren't stories illustrated anymore? We went from the Bayeux Tapestry to uninterrupted text. We should've stopped in the middle. First of all, illustrators need employment. Secondly, it's interesting to see what moments they choose to illustrate. And also, sometimes it's nice to pause and reflect on what you've just read.
If I ever get the chance, I intend to vote yea on the illustration proposition.
Image: An illustration for The Arabian Nights (1909), illustrated by Maxfield Parrish.