Curious City Comics

Ever wonder how Erik gets started on our stories?

In the run-up to our first project with WBEZ (Chicago Public Media/NPR), here’s a short run-through of the early illustration process from on-site reporting, to sketching and coloring. We took a walk with lifelong Chicagoan Kathy Herwig through her Edgewater Beach neighborhood to get a bit more insight into her Curious City question:

How do Chicago neighborhoods form and who decides when a “neighborhood” becomes a neighborhood.

Well, we’re steady working on the answer (hint: it’s not who you’d think).


Side note: We’re super excited about working with the Curious City crew. Please check out their site for some great investigations into Chicago’s lesser and more well-known oddities.

And, if you’re feeling quirky, post your own question.