Liana Finck’s cartoons appear in The New Yorker, The Awl, and Catapult, and she posts autobiographical drawings on her Instagram feed. Her graphic novel, A Bintel Brief, was published in 2014.


The Artist’s Closet

When I was a senior in high school, I wrote to one of my favorite artists, Maira Kalman, and asked if she had interns and if she’d like one. She said I could come reorganize her moss collection, walk her dog, and meet her mother. It was like peeking behind the curtain and finding the thing you’d both hoped for and dreaded: the actors still perfectly in character.