First, I got an advanced copy of The Believer. I did all of the spot illustrations in the issue, which hits the stores next week.
The Believer started out as an arm of Dave Egger’s McSweeney’s publishing group before relocating over to University of Nevada Las Vegas’s Black Mountain Institute. They regularly feature written and illustrative work by people I hugely respect like Greil Marcus, Nick Hornby, Charles Burns, and Tony Millionaire. So when I got a chance submit work for them, I leaped at the chance.
I produced a series of portraits of World War I generals - a largely forgotten group of historical figures, many of whom had really interesting facial hair.