An illustration I did in the 1980s for the "Shopping Bag," a weekly feature that ran in the group of newspapers I art directed back then. In hindsight, I probably should have included Maranello in the names of Italian towns in the background. This is a pen and ink sketch, with applied Benday screens and tapes, all tricks of the circa eighties paste-up world of graphics before desktop publishing began. We had a mainframe and Compugraphic typesetters for the stories and headlines, but the layouts were all done manually with hot wax and paper. I ran a small art department of about 6-8 paste-up people working on 28 weekly newspapers and classified sections. I'm pretty proud that several of the people I trained, and they were all young and entry-level, went on to bigger and greater jobs in the art production world.