I Heart Queens (and other thoughts)

I did this doodle for a book collecting the work of illustrators who attended this years ICON conference. Since ‘my’ New York isn’t just about Manhattan, I wanted to give a little love to my home borough of Queens. Many people are very opinionated about Queens, some of it very negative(it’s too far out there, Archie Bunker, it’s the suburbs, etc.). Before I lived here I had many of the same thoughts, but I have totally changed my mind having lived here for two years. Queens is the NYC I thought I was moving too. Many different cultures co-existing not just on the subway, but living together as a community. Queens can’t be the new Brooklyn, because it’s nothing like Brooklyn and I am happy about that.