An essay I wrote for The Atlantic!
I've been working for a couple years (slowly and sporadically) on making block cut illustrations for my own Haggadah (that's the book that guides participants through the traditional dinner that Jews have to celebrate Passover). While that project is still ongoing, I finally finished illustrations of the ten plagues that God visited on the Egyptians as punishment for refusing to release the Jews from slavery (according to the book of Exodus). I hand-printed them and put them in a little zine, and I really like how it came out! [more inside]
A bunch of cool folks (Jonathan Safran Foer, Nathan Englander, Lemony Snicket) and myself created a new Passover haggadah that will rock your world, or at least your seder. Read more about it via the above link. Order it if you like online, or ask your local indie place to stock a few copies.