Tag: illustration

Karl Stevens, indoorsman

Karl stevens painter comics winner

Readers of the Village Voice in recent years will recognize the furry subject of “A Cat Lies In Wait” at The New Yorker, even as it’s thoroughly obscured by brushy black shadows.

MacNaughton’s “Meanwhile”

Graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton has launched an illustrated column at the New York Times. It’s a new edition of what has appeared in the totally beautiful California Sunday magazine as well as in her 2014 book, Meanwhile in San Francisco.

Wendy MacNaughton NYT graphic journalism

Every Sunday in the Times‘ Business section, MacNaughton plans to “explore the rich story behind an everyday object, familiar place or uncelebrated face — and the effect on our lives, the economy, policy, the environment and more.” Her ink and watercolor NYT debut looks at tallboy beer cans. We liked seeing MacNaughton pop up recently on food writer and chef Samin Nosrat’s very warm and inviting Netflix show.

Documenting situations otherwise unknown

In many cases where photographing or filming refugees has been inappropriate, invasive, or endangered their safety, illustrators are able to document situations and events that may otherwise have remained unknown. A reportage illustrator such as Nick Ellwood can draw portraits of those who might not want to be identified to give us a sense of people that he met in Calais. Many of the reportage illustrators in the exhibition have also said that using the medium of drawing allowed them to engage with people in ways that a camera would not. The much more personal, tactile quality of drawing and the time it takes to create allowed them to get to know their subjects and listen to their stories.

Curator Katie Nairne at the House of Illustration in London (via Creative Review) on current exhibit Journeys Drawn: Illustration from the Refugee Crisis. The show includes the work of graphic journalist Olivier Kugler, who reports from lesser-covered Syrian refugee camps. I wrote about Kugler’s work for Hyperallergic in September.