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ABOUT THE YOU LOOK LIKE THE RIGHT TYPE DAILY ILLUSTRATION SERIES:
In a daily ritual since 2008, I redraw exact-dialogue fragments of overheard conversations as 7x11-inch India ink illustrations (combining direct-quote text with visual and tonal embellishment) and combine the single illustrations into larger, theme-based conversations between people who have never met or exchanged words. When amassed together as modular narratives, my black and white drawings—collectively titled You Look Like The Right Type—start having grayscale conversations with one another across time, place, age, and gender (the who, what, when, where, why, and how of journalistic-narrative documentation). And the audience, as interlocutor, triangulates the conversation by reading that which was once spoken and making their own non-linear, grayscale associations between text, image, and completion of what’s left unsaid. Thus, original thought emerges not only through my reinterpretation of other voices, but also through z-axis, non-linear readability (or, Scott McCloud's infinite canvas).

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You Look Like The Right Type

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On Creativity, April 6, 2012