“I highly recommend John Wyatt Greenlee and Surprised Eel Maps. I approached JW with couple of ideas and a compressed timeline. Within a week he had produced high-quality, superb versions from which I could choose and modify. The result is excellent maps for my book, promptly and affordably. Highly recommended!!”

—  Raymond Craib, Professor of History, Cornell University, Adventure Capitalism

“JW was a consummate professional. He insisted that we meet to understand the nature of my academic book and how the requested map would relate to the larger work. He was communicative throughout the research and production process and responded quickly to requested revisions (which were minor because his initial work was so good). The completed map is loaded with information but visually clear, and does more than illustrate my book; it proves its core argument.”

—  Andrew Denning, Associate Professor of History, Kansas University, Automotive Empire: How Cars and Roads Made European Colonialism in Africa (forthcoming, 2024)

“I had high expectations about Surprised Eel Mapping, but somehow John Wyatt managed to exceed them. His attention to detail, artistic flair, and customer service is unsurpassed. I was particularly impressed at his willingness to work with me through four drafts of four different maps. No minor correction or requested change was deemed too small. He creates beautiful maps and does so through a collaborative process that is a genuine pleasure.”

— David Parnell, Associate Professor of History, Indiana University Northwest

“I was exceptionally pleased with the work. In fact, it well exceeded expectations. John was great about ensuring he knew precisely what we wanted and then even surprised me with some amazing little details that made the maps he’s done for me really shine. They feel special, intimate, and real. I’ll be working with him exclusively in the future.”

— Matt Gabriel, Professor of Religion and Culture, Virginia Tech University, The Bright Ages

“We hired John because we needed a custom map. He delivered high quality work on time, responded quickly to requests for changes, and I’m thrilled to have his map at the front of our book.”

— David M. Perry, The Bright Ages

“John Wyatt came highly recommended and I fully understand why.  The maps he produced were so much better than anything I had imagined for my book.  He worked quickly and amiably accommodated the production team’s requests.  I will happily work with him again.”

–Maria Cristina Garcia, Professor of History and Latino Studies, Cornell University, State of Disaster: The Failure of US Migration Policy in an Age of Climate Change

“I had the pleasure of commissioning Surprised Eel Mapping and I couldn’t be happier with the results. John was fantastic to work with, and I couldn’t believe how much time, effort, and thought he put into making sure the maps were exactly what I wanted. The whole process was very efficient and I will be sure to turn to him in the future when I need more custom maps.”

— Jack Bourchard, Assistant Professor of History, Rutgers University

“‘It was a real pleasure working with John. I came with a few vague ideas to get us started, but he gave me plenty of opportunities along the way to make any adjustments that I or my publisher needed. I ended up with three gorgeous maps that I can’t wait to see in print, and I will be recommending John to any colleagues who might need maps of their own!’

— Mary Flannery, Professor of English, University of Bern. Geoffrey Chaucer: The Merry Bard (forthcoming from Reaktion Press)