Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Guernica Magazine

My friend Francisco Cantu just published a three-part piece in Guernica Magazine about African immigration issues in the Netherlands. It's a story that doesn't really get any coverage outside of the Netherlands -- but there are many interesting parallels with immigration issues here in the US. The piece is a collage of interviews, newspaper clippings, and other documentary elements. 

Parts 2 and 3 of the story are furnished with some illustrations I'd done earlier in the year. I created a new piece for the first part, showing the intense interview process and the feelings of paranoia and anxiety that go with it. As somebody who struggled with the Dutch immigration services last year (though to a much, much lesser degree), working on the illustration brought back some memories of talking to stern people and waiting endless months for a residence permit. 

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