Meanwhile by Wendy MacNaughton

by Alexis on November 12, 2012

Pop-Up Magazine is a live event that’s been taking place in San Francisco since 2009. The magazine is made up of a series of pieces by writers, film makers, photographers, and radio producers sharing stories live on stage. I’ve been trying to make it to an event¬†for quite a while now, and finally had the chance to see Issue No. 7 last week. It was worth the wait and the extra effort to get tickets!

Wendy MacNaughton is a fantastically talented San Francisco illustrator, and she also presented one of my favorite stories. Her piece was an illustrated interview, telling a sweet story about the life of a particular man. Part of the magic and charm of Pop-Up Magazine is that the work presented only happens once and isn’t recorded or available in any other format. But I was delighted to discover Wendy’s series, Meanwhile, on her website this weekend. In a similar format, Wendy is taking interviews and stories and translating them into illustrated documentaries.¬†San Francisco Public Library, The Dolphin Club, and The Winemaker of Bolinas (excerpted here) are three of my favorites, but they’ll all make you smile if you take the time to scroll through them. If you are looking for a little inspiration to kick off your week this Monday, be sure to check them out. And if you are in the Bay Area and have the chance, I highly recommend checking out a future issue of Pop-Up Magazine as well.

{Images from Wendy MacNaughton}

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