Raising Chicago with Lilli Carré

Chicago magazine | August 2010

I was already a big fan of the rising-star artist Lilli Carré, but after seeing her illustrated edition of Huck Finn for Penguin Classics, I was hell bent on finding a project for her in the pages of Chicago. I approached my editor, then Carré, with the idea of treating the infamous 1855 elevation of the city’s streets as a mini graphic novel. I’m not sure which of the three of us was most into it, but working with Carré to hone the text—keeping this unusual presentation historically accurate—is still one of my favorite projects, ever. Click the thumbnails below for larger views of the layouts or read the story on the magazine’s website.


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