"Blogger-Hood"

January 12, 2009

I had great fun creating last weekend's CITY section cover for the New York Times.The story is about neighborhood blogs that bring out the worst and the best in people. Just like here on Drawger, choices needed to be made; should disruptive negative commentators be curbed? Or should they be permitted to spew repeat negative and sometimes racist remarks?
 
Here is the full story.

The first set of sketches where based on log images. Because blogging is adding text in small increments, and the cross sections of trees are a living record of time and history, it seemed like a good idea at the time to play with log visuals.
For the second round I decided to play with comic strip elements such as speech bubbles gone wild to illustrate the bloggers dialogs.