Monday, February 20, 2012

Prescription for Abuse


This drawing for About Town accompanied a story about prescription painkiller abuse. The National Institute of Drug Abuse estimates that over 5.3 million Americans abuse these drugs yearly. This goes under the radar because users can easily mask their addiction. My editor liked this solution because the user's identity is hidden behind a prescription. All the speculation surrounding Whitney Houston's tragic death served as an eery backdrop to drawing this picture.


Thanks to Paul De Angelis for another though-provoking illustration assignment.

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