Irish Yearning for Connecticut Magazine
In honor of St. Patrick’s day I thought I’d share this illustration which I recently created for the March issue of Connecticut Magazine. It’s a full-page opener for a story called Irish Yearning by David Monagan. The story is a personal essay about the journey of irish immigrants in Connecticut, from his own ancestors arriving during the great potato famine in the 19th Century, to how they assimilated and did well for themselves in the 20th Century, and finally how he moved to Ireland with his family in the early 2000’s. The concept that was chosen shows the back-and-forth nature of the migrations between countries, with details from the story populating each continent. It was a fun story to illustrate, and I particularly enjoyed drawing the 19th century Irishman leaping from his homeland into America. Thanks so much to AD Stacey Shea for choosing me for this job and help it to go so smoothly!