Did you know that critically acclaimed author, screenwriter, publisher and humanitarian Dave Eggers can also draw? And that his drawings just happen to be awesome? Yeah, neither did we. But the author of the best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, screenwriter of Where the Wild Things Are, McSweeney’s head honcho and the co-founder of the national super cool literacy program 826 Valencia was also born with the gift of illustrating with a professional proficiency…
Evidently Bay Citizen did happen to know this (as well as fans of the bands Thrice and Paul Banks & The Carousels since he did their album art work) and they sent him to one of the San Francisco World Series games to doodle his illustrated impressions of the players, the fans and the scene at large. Included alongside the line drawings are quotes from many of the subjects such as the beard wearing fans Mary and John Speidel who said, “If I were a batter, Wilson’s beard would freak me out.” And Carlos Vasquez who said “Every time I watch this team I’m like ‘how are we in the World Series!’” And lucky for them, they went on to win the whole shebang.
The poster will be a limited edition piece measures 24” x 36” and is available for preorder from Egger’s McSweeny’s right here for just $10. It’s a piece of San Francisco history where sports, literature and art collide!