arts 01.29.20

Jason Polan (1982-2020)

Jason Polan, the illustrator who created the Every Person in New York series, died from cancer on Monday at age 37.

We are heartbroken.

In 2009, we asked Jason if we could feature one of his drawings in MUG every week, and he agreed. For over a decade, we've been privileged to see New York's cast of characters through Jason's eyes—New Yorkers of every stripe, at a baseball game, at MoMA, on the subway, at Taco Bell, walking down the street—captured swiftly but indelibly. The slice was narrow, the embrace wide.

In Jason's world, everyone was welcome.





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