Eleanor Davis has the distinction (or something) of being the only Lucky Peach illustrator that’s gotten to decide which sketches should be turned into finals for the magazine.
After she sent in a bunch of equally exciting sketches to accompany poems by Bei Dao in issue 5, I narrowed down my a couple favorites and asked her to just go with the ones that she’d feel most excited about doing. This might speak to my incompetence, but MOST LIKELY it speaks to Eleanor’s talent + smartz.
Above, you can see some of the sketches she turned in, alongside the finals. You can see more of her work here, and AS NOTED IN THE PREVIOUS BLOG ABOUT HER WORK, you can buy some of the originals she made for us here. -Walter Green
Some of the sketches & finals for the Lucky Peach illos I did a while back! Those guys are such sweeties. Thank you as always to AD Walter Green!