When you are in the business of making pictures that tell stories you are liable to be recognized from time to time for the work you do. When that happens it’s very important to say thanks. In this case I am saying thanks for the highest honor an illustrator can receive: a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators for a piece done in the year just past. The ceremony is on Friday, but I thought I’d put my thanks up here in advance. The piece being so honored is Reservoir Runners, a stand-alone page for The New Yorker.
This was done based on a frosty trip to the track in Central Park, noting the runners in their infinite variety. My great thanks to Chris Curry and Caroline Maihot for their support of this project and others like it. [Read more…]