Issue 42 of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, 2012

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  • Issue 42 of McSweeney's Quarterly Concern tackles the theme of literary translation by way of a game of telephone.  There are a few things lost and found between Japanese and Urdu…  It contains work from some of my favorite fiction authors (I love ‘em all, but if I must choose personal-most-favorites: Byatt, Coetzee, Lydia Davis, David Mitchell, Zadie Smith), and some much-admired co-contributors (Erin Althea, Mike Bertino, Kelsey Dake, Tim Lahan, Brianna Harden, Ian Huebert).  This job was particularly pleasant because it gave me a way of reacting to narrative quickly and naturally, creating drawings that resemble some of the ExtraBitches work.  Each of these images and more appear at the beginning of one of the translations of each story.  Thank you so much, Brian!