Modern Love Illustration: GPS For My Lost Identity


My most recent illustration for the Modern Love Podcast appeared yesterday. From the website:

David Chelsea is reading: Reset
by Peter Bagge


“Sometimes, the thing we love most isn’t a person. It could be a place, that we return to over and over again throughout our lives. Laura Dave writes about one of those places in her piece, “GPS For My Lost Identity.”

It’s read by Diane Guerrero. You can see her in “Jane the Virgin” and “Orange is the New Black,” and she’s also the author of a new book, called “My Family Divided: One Girl’s Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope.”

Diane Guerrero
Diane Guerrero

I had a 24 Hour Comics session coming up the week I was assigned this illustration for the print New York Times column. Hoping it would inspire to come up with some ideas, I used the basic premise of the column in the comic I drew that weekend, ID. Author Laura Dave became hapless protagonist Aurora Dove:


My plan didn’t exactly work- the ideas I came up with for the illustration were no better than my usual- but I did get a pretty good comic out of it. You can read ID in my second 24 Hour Comic collection from Dark Horse, SLEEPLESS: