by Erik Kraft in New Illustration on Wednesday 27 March 2013

I take the commuter rail past Walden Pond every morning because I choose to commute deliberately (though commuting fills me with quiet desperation). So when I found out that one of my comic heroes had done some illustrated selections from Walden, I naturally had to read it on the train. I think John Porcellino was the perfect person to do this book, since he so often focuses on nature and the simple things in life. It fits perfectly into his catalog, and could be a great introduction to Thoreau for those unfamiliar or resistant.