Two illustrations for Internazionale magazine about the controversial long-term sexual relationship between Thomas Jefferson and the enslaved woman Sally Hemings. Historians now broadly agree that he was the father of her six children, and according to author Robin Morgan, this is "a tale of power over, of rape, of blatant ownership".
New illustration for Colloquy, the Harvard's GSAS alumni magazine, about the continuing strength of conservatism in the aftermath of 2020 elections. Thanks to AD Kelly McMurray @ 2communique!
Latest cover illustration for Codice Edizioni: "Tutti i nomi di Dio" (Italian edition of All the Names They Used for God) by Anjali Sachdeva. A collection of stories that break down genre barriers - from science fiction to American Gothic to magical realism to horror - and are united by each character’s brutal struggle with fate.
Thanks to Enrico Casadei and Silvia Virgillo/Puntuale, as always.
An illustration for Columbia College Today describing the intensified anxieties about the 2020 elections, and the complicated history of the right to vote in the US. Author Michael Waldman.
Thanks to AD Eson Chan, as always!
Cover illustration for Berkeley Law’s Death Penalty Clinic Report about how racial discrimination is a deeply ingrained part of jury selection in California. A new report investigates the history, legacy, and ongoing practice of excluding people of color - especially African Americans - from state juries.
Thanks to Elisabeth Semel and Laurie Frasier!
Three illustrations for Arizona Highways about the Exodus Trail: in 1875, both the Yavapai and the Apache people were removed from their Rio Verde reservation in Arizona and force-marched by U.S. soldiers in terrible conditions, nearly 200 miles, to the barren desert of San Carlos. In December 2016, a group of hikers walked the same trail and mapped it with GPS. Thanks to AD Keith Whitney for the great assignment.
I illustrated an article by Michael LaPointe for Italian magazine Internazionale about the story of William Lee Bergstrom, the "phantom gambler" of Las Vegas who became rich by placing single bets then vanished for years. He has reappeared in 1984 and ended up losing $1 Million, then he killed himself.
An illustration for Monmouth magazine about the spiritual politics of TV producer Norman Lear and the cultural influence he exerted in the 1970s with many sitcoms including All in the Family, as documented in the new book from L. Benjamin Rolsky. I've portrayed here the famous character of Archie Bunker from All in the Family.
Thanks to Patrick Kirchner at Dog Ear Consultants, as always!
I illustrated an interesting essay by Slavoj Žižek about the film Joker, for Italian magazine Internazionale.
The philosopher explains why an immersion into the dark world of Joker can cure us of politically correct illusions and simplifications, among other things.
Žižek also describes Joker's behavior from a psychoanalytic point of view, and tells why Joker couldn't be a symbol of political protest in the real world, as the character's violence has not a political intent and he's just an explosion of negativity for his own sake.
Cover illustration for American Gas about the ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance and how the gas industry is proactively addressing environmental issues thanks to an updated reporting template.
Thanks to AD Mike Vucic at The YGS Group!
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