'…Or Not to Be' by Steven P Hughes
Art Directed by Matt French (mattcfrench) for the Globe and Mail.
A quick note:
The above illustration is a portrait of my father who passed away when I was in high school, and as Father’s Day - as well as what would have been his 75th birthday - approaches, I can’t say he hasn’t been on my mind as of late. I don’t know if when he was sick he ever thought about taking control of the way he’d leave this world (like the person who wrote this essay), but I imagine there must have been a lot of complicated thoughts on his mind at the time.
I don’t have much chance to work on personal illustrations so I try to put a little bit of myself in all of my client work. This assignment - for an essay about a man who was put under for an operation and had a revelation about his life and eventual death - seemed to hit my desk at just the right time for a little extra personal touch.
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