the Progressive was the first publication that i ever wanted to work for. when i was in high school, i cut illustrations out of the magazine and pasted them into my sketchbook.

when nick jehlen called to offer me this assignment {about a senatorial campaign thrown out of balance by a third party candidate}, i nearly yelped into the phone. many days later, i was still marvelling to myself "i did a drawing for the Progressive!"

© 2002 rama hughes