In Memory

Often when I have a reportage job coming up, I’ll spend some time practicing on location before I start the project. This is one such drawing, made in my NYC neighborhood of Jackson Heights in February of this year. It was a cold but sunny day, and I scored a seat in the window of […]

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Acts of Community Love

One bright spot of hope in this global pandemic has been the love that ordinary people are showing for each other. Acts of bravery, by those working in our hospitals; acts of kindness, by those delivering groceries, sewing masks, and checking in on neighbors; and acts of determination, by those working to find a cure […]

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Prevailing Spring

If all goes well, and I self isolate, I will not see who this was originally intended for. I will not see the nurses, doctors, healthcare professionals, EMTs, police officers, firefighters, and the many other front line responders whose chosen professions are to help us. THEY CHOSE A PROFESSION TO HELP. A thought I can […]

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Love Has No Boundaries

This illustration, Love Has No Boundaries, is a THANK YOU to all of those dedicated people who work in our hospitals caring for those ill with covid19, the first responders who continue to answer the call, and the grocery store cashiers, bus drivers, delivery people, subway workers, community organizers, and everyone else who continues to […]

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Queens United

The new congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been busy making headlines since her inauguration this January. If you look closely in this drawing I made in Jackson Heights last spring, at a rally against family separations at the southern border, you’ll see her holding the banner. She was out there marching with the organizations, Queens Neighborhoods […]

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March to End Family Separation

There were demonstrations all across the United States this past Saturday against the administration’s immigration policies, and the separation of children from their parents as they try to cross the border. NYC saw a large demonstration crossing the Brooklyn Bridge from lower Manhattan, and a smaller demonstration in my neighborhood of Jackson Heights. The group […]

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Eid Mubarak!

My NYC neighborhood of Jackson Heights is home to a large Muslim population from Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. Since this weekend was Eid, the end of Ramadan, our local park was turned over to a Muslim prayer service on Sunday morning. The prayer service was fairly short, and the Imam spoke in both English and […]

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Gardening

A lot of my friends find it a bit strange that I keep saying that moving from Manhattan to Jackson Heights is like moving to the country. Remember that Seinfeld episode when Kramer described Queens that way? There is definitely something to it, because here it is the weekend, and I am making a drawing […]

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