Illustration / Editors’ Picks Filter
  1. Home Is a Mug of Coffee

    “Just like the countless options on my office’s hot drinks machine, I fell in love with a fresh sense of possibility — that there was more than one way to live my life.” In this illustrated longread, Candace Rose Rardon reflects on coffee, life, and finding herself, no matter where she is in the world.

    Art
  2. Unleashed in Paris

    As a semi-professional dog walker in Paris, artist and expat Kate Gavino has found a comfortable way to learn French.

    Animals
  3. Simon’s Cat

    Simon’s Cat is the adorable, mischievous cat of British animator and illustrator Simon Tofield. On his official website, you’ll find his blog, films, and information about projects and merchandise, like books, games, and comic strips.

    Animals
  4. Riding Up Front

    Riding Up Front shares everyday stories from drivers and passengers of Uber, Lyft, and taxi rides to raise awareness of immigrant rights in the U.S. Stories are illustrated by artists all over the world.

    Art
  5. Doodlewash

    Charlie O’Shields founded his blog, Doodlewash, in 2015. It has since grown into a global community of passionate watercolor artists and provides resources and inspiration, including World Watercolor Month, a 31-day watercolor challenge held each July.

    Art
  6. Austin Kleon

    Austin Kleon is a writer who draws. He’s the bestselling author of Steal Like An Artist and other illustrated books about creativity in the digital age.

    Art
  7. Kruttika Susarla

    Kruttika Susarla is an illustrator, comic maker, and graphic designer based in New Delhi. She explores themes of gender, sexuality, and observations on the status quo. Her clean, minimal online portfolio showcases her comics and editorial work.

    Art
  8. There Is So Much Power in Giving Back to People

    “I want people to smile. I know that’s simple, but there is so much power in doing something uplifting.” International street artist Kelsey Montague creates large-scale murals that are meant to be interacted with and shared.

    Art
  9. Animals
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  11. The Illustrated Page

    Not sure which fantasy or science fiction title to pick up next? Sarah Waites reviews SFF books with an eye toward highlighting diverse authors and stories with a diverse cast of characters.

    Books
  12. Delicious Shots

    The multitalented Najwa Kronfel is a food photographer, illustrator, and French Culinary Institute-trained recipe writer. On Delicious Shots, she combines her visual and culinary skills into one flavorful mix.

    Cooking
  13. The Country Where Fútbol Comes First

    If you love soccer, you probably enjoy a good underdog story. Here’s Uruguay’s: a small country with a rich World Cup legacy, which Candace Rose Rardon lovingly retells in her illustrated essay on Longreads.

    Culture
  14. Chaotic Shapes

    Brandon Knoll is a young artist drawn to geometry. In his posts he often shares works-in-progress and discusses the highs and lows of the creative process.

    Art
  15. A Comic About My Bad Ass Grandmother

    Lisa Lim creates a comic about her favorite matriarch in life, her grandma. It’s about a long Chinese tradition of loving boys over girls just because they’re boys. “It’s about a woman who scares the sh*t out of me, and the world, but who inspires me every day to be just as bad ass.”

    Comics