Andy Friedman is a visual artist, musician, illustrator, writer, and cartoonist. His work has been published in scores of magazines and newspapers around the globe, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, GQ, Vanity Fair, New York, Esquire, The Atlantic, Playboy, The Nation, The Paris Review, and The New Yorker. As a songwriter and musician, Friedman spent a decade touring in support of his three studio albums of original songs (2006’s Taken Man, 2009’s Weary Things, and 2011’s Laserbeams And Dreams), often turning in illustration deadlines from hotel rooms while in transit. Friedman removed himself from the road in 2012 to begin work on his first book, an illustrated memoir still in progress. In 2015, Friedman began contributing pieces of illustrated reportage to The New Yorker’s Culture Desk blog.