Another one of my old Modern Love illustrations for the New York Times has been repurposed for the podcast. On this week’s podcast, the actress Malin Akerman reads Liza Monroy’s essay “Elvis and My Husband Have Left the Building,” about a lustless Las Vegas wedding that yields an unconventional partnership. You can listen to the podcast here, as well as on iTunes and other places you might listen to a podcast.
David Chelsea is reading: Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing
by Ben Blatt
This particular illustration is one of the first I did for the column. It was painted on a nicely textured sheet of watercolor paper from a block I bought at the legendary paper department in the recently closed New York Central Art materials store in New York. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find this particular brand again.