"It's time to read Joan Didion."
Joan Didion, the essayist, and novelist who has described the fragmented American experience, was one of the most distinctive and influential contemporary writers.
When "O Rascunho" commissioned a caricature of Joan Didion, I had recently watched an excellent documentary about her. So the images of Didion's elegant hands drawing patterns in space as she spoke, her frail body, and her piercing, alert eyes, were still very fresh for me.
Didion's elegant style and interest in fashion, fostered in Vogue, made her revered as a symbol of "cool". So it was inevitable to try out her caricature with different pieces of clothing.
O Rascunho is a monthly newspaper, dedicated to Literature and headquartered in Curitiba. It was created by Rogério Pereira in 2000 and is considered one of the most relevant literary magazines in Brazil. It has around 40 collaborators, including writers, journalists, professors, literature specialists, and illustrators. I am honored to be among them.
Here are other caricatures they commissioned for other essays.