Francavilla on the opioid scandal

It would seem that the New York Times is on a roll these days when it comes to cartoonists. Earlier today they published a rather gripping longread on how prescription opioids silently became the addictive menace they’re currently seen as, and the role of certain companies and their kickback practices played in this evolution. Nostalgia noir illustrator and cartoonist Francesco Francavilla provides the illustrations, which ring conmen, deals and feds as any other crime novel. An effect that’s even heightened with the felt tip pen font that’s used for the bylines.

This interactive piece is only the second in a series of five true crime stories that Francavilla is providing illustrations for. Top notch work!

(Illustration by Francesco Francavilla,  © 2018 The New York Times Company, yet again via Mike)

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