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.
Unleashed in Paris
As a semi-professional dog walker in Paris, artist and expat Kate Gavino has found a comfortable way to learn French.
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.
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.
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.”
Writer and illustrator Lucy Grove-Jones on miscarriage: “I could have told this story differently. I could have cut out the jokes about apps and fertility friendly lube. I could have mentally prepared you from the first line, signalled sooner this was a tragedy and half the cast would be dead . . .”
14 Art & Design Podcasts Hosted by Women
Michelle Kondrich and Thomas James at Illustration Age curated a selection of women-led podcasts that focus on art, design, and visual culture.
The Terrible Truth About Dreidel
“Cheaters have lined their pockets with our gelt”: math educator Ben Orlin takes a deep, fun, illustrated dive into the probability models of dreidel-spinning, a beloved Hanukkah tradition.
One Day Music Came
“There was something in the tones, between the tones that made the world seem like a better place, the sky a bit bluer, the problems lighter to carry.” The writer and illustrator at Fictionspawn Monsters tells a tale in which music brings hope and joy.
Home is a Cup of Tea
Sketch artist and writer Candace Rose Rardon tells the story of her search for home through the different teas she has discovered while traveling.
That Pinnacle Moment
In which Fifi Mcleod recalls the hilarious story of how her pup, Tinkle, ate the carpet, expelled rope poo out of his pooter, and had to go on doggy Xanax.
Make Life Better
“Make life better. Make it about more than yourself. But don’t forget about you.”
Scroll down and smile while reading this uplifting series of messages and illustrations from the blogger at The Chatter Blog.
Watercolor Reportage: The Women’s March in Paris
Jessie Kanelos Weiner attended the Women’s March in Paris, France, and reported back — in beautiful watercolor paintings.
‘Til Her Final Breath
Author Greg van Eekhout and illustrator Sarah Searle collaborate on this sad, sweet comic about life, community, and balloon animals.
Art, Animal, Essence: The Drawings of Charley Harper
“To this day, animals are my guides to distant lands and fantastic realms beyond my urban experience and human reality.” Isaac Yuen describes drawing animals as a child and explores his favorite nature illustrations from the late Ohio artist Charley Harper.
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