TITLE

Anxiety

TYPE OF PROJECT

Blog Series & Exhibition

YEAR

2012-2015

DESCRIPTION

From 2012-13 the New York Times' Opinion section published a series of essays, fiction, and art entitled Anxiety. As art director of the series, I commissioned original illustration for each essay, and helped shape the blog's content by commissioning comics, fiction, and visually-driven features. A selection of the art was showcased in an exhibition at the New York Times' Gallery 7 in 2013, and the series continued in 2015 with a collection of essays entitled Going Off. Anxiety was a collaboration with NYTimes editor and friend Peter Catapano.

 

Gallery

A selection of art commissioned for the series.

 

Face It by C.F.

I commissioned artist C.F. to create an original comic on anxiety for the series. The result, Face It, was also included in The Best American Comics 2014, edited by Scott McCloud and Bill Kartalopoulos.

 

Someone’s Knocking at my Door

I commissioned original fiction by the Hungarian novelist László Krasznahorkai in collaboration with editor Peter Catapano, as well as original art by Hungarian artist Balint Zsako.

 

My Monster, Myself

I asked 8 artists to draw a monster that visualized their deepest or most irrational fear. These ran in the Halloween issue of the Sunday Review, both online and in print.

 

Exhibition

In October 2015 I organized an exhibition of art from the series at the New York Times’ Gallery 7. Below are photos from the opening reception.