This week’s New Yorker has a great cover. You can check out the story behind it here. Cartoonist Roz Chast has done a brilliant piece of work, a neat play on the phrase motherboard, just in time for Mother’s Day. And as you can see, the image is dynamic, depicting the evolution of the piece from the near blank canvas, to the finished cover. She has even included her needle. Those of us who work on projects like this know we are a bit crazy about documenting the stages!
But what is most intriguing to me is the video imbedded in the article describing the cover. In it, Chast reflects on the development of her style and then shows a large rug which is she is currently hooking as a tribute to her father. We see her sitting at her hooking frame working on it. I love the connection of drawing and other forms of handwork. And who couldn’t be delighted that handwork has been elevated to its rightful position in the Innovator Issue of the New Yorker?