In other words the best illustration job of all time. When Lucky Peach called me up I was thrilled and assumed I would be drawing hot dogs. When I found out they wanted something for a Marc Maron story - who I has just started listening to - I was amazed.
The story is about an iron skillet Maron bought from an ex-squatter during a time in his life where he was looking for an escape from self-loathing and marijuana, the ritual of scrubbing and seasoning cast iron doing the trick. Sort of. It's a great story and hopefully my illustration does it justice.
I listened to Marc Maron's WTF podcast non-stop while working on this, and haven 't really stopped. I've been hearing about his podcast for years and just thought it was one of those things everybody talks about but it's basically the best/funniest thing in the world. Go listen to the podcast, sign up for the premium app and buy awesome things like WTF t-shirts designed by Coop at wtfpod.com.
Also, TONS of illustration in this issue - Tony Millionaire, Lauren Weinstein and an awesome piece by Tim Lane. And a great story about The Schmitter by Tom Lax of Philadelphia's Siltbreeze records. Pick it up at mcsweeneys.net.