This Is NOT a Story about Astronauts: Illustrating “Naples” by Catherine Byun from issue 299.1


When illustrating for text, I try not to analyze the piece on the first read through. This wasn’t hard with “Naples,” a painful, beautiful story by Allegra Hyde. It swept me up in a whirlwind of imagery, a vivid and multi-sensory experience. I felt myself in that squalid Italian hostel, heard the screech of the metro train, felt the rumble of its passing, smelled citrus blossoms. Continue reading