C-19 visual diary

For those of us who work from home.

Work-life has blurred with the personal, no more 8-to-5, no meetings at Starbucks, no leaving the office behind‑Work follows US around, in the kitchen, the living room, the studio… I suppose that over time I’ll learn how to close the computer after a certain time, how to stop checking emails at each ring, and how to ignore that last request…

As I learn to divide my attention between work and family, I have to make space for another big presence from these past few weeks: The News. Reading articles, watching updates, scanning social media for the latest update, in the hope not to find any, has become an addiction. One day I will wake up reading “All CLEAR” in big letters; until then I will make sketches to capture what is happening in the world. I don’t know how many drawings will follow, but here is the first one, for Saturday the 21st of March.

March 21.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he is signing the “New York State on PAUSE” executive order, a 10-point policy to assure uniform safety for everyone.



March 22.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has put herself under self-quarantine after learning that her doctor who had vaccinated her against pneumonia on Friday has tested positive for COVID-19.


March 23.
Pope Calls for World Prayer to Stop Coronavirus.


March 24.
The president is advocating for loosening social distancing guidelines in order to accelerate economic stability amid the coronavirus pandemic.


March 25.
Senate passes massive $2 trillion coronavirus spending bill.


March 26.
Covid-19 could devastate poor countries.


March 27.
The coronavirus is expanding the surveillance state. How will this play out?