Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The World Series, Dave Eggers Style

The best-selling author takes his sketchbook to the ballpark

We invited San Francisco author and artist Dave Eggers, founder of McSweeney’s literary journal and the nonprofit writing center 826 Valencia, to the first game of the World Series. He spent the afternoon and evening with a sketchbook at AT&T Park; here is some of what he saw.  The drawings were posted in two batches — the first on October 28 and the second on November 1.



Author/editor Dave Eggers has been combining journalism and art since the start of his publishing career. Although perhaps best known for founding McSweeney’s literary magazine and writing books such as his latest, “Zeitoun,” a nonfiction account of a Syrian-American immigrant’s experience during Hurricane Katrina, Eggers has worked as a cartoonist and illustrator for dozens of magazines and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and SF Weekly. In 2002, with Nínive Calegari, he co-founded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for youth in the Mission District. This past year, Eggers had a show of drawings entitled “It Is Right To Draw Their Fur” at  Electric Works gallery in San Francisco.

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