This is for today's New York Times Op-Ed page article about Iran. Full article at the NY Times site here. I got the call yesterday around 11am and the final needed to be done by 5pm. I've been watching the story constantly but did more searches for video and photo reference. I came across this video which puts a lot of clips together from the events of the past five days:
When I first got the assignment, the article wasn't written. I sent over the first sketch at the top, but they had some issues showing a man on fire. Hmmm...o.k., well, just a little flame! Then I got the article and the story was more about how the religious dictatorship in Iran is being replaced by a military dictatorship. I sent over four new sketches and got the final o.k. around 3pm. The sketch was very quick and rough so I had to get to work.
On the subject of Iran, you should definitely check out the graphic novel and film Persepolis if you haven't done so already.