Art Direction: Assigned Illustration


Future Tense Fiction: “The Minnesota Diet”

Experts have warned for decades—since even before Superstorm Sandy hit New York and closed off the tunnels, and Manhattan suffered shortages almost instantaneously—that cities have fragile supply chains. City planners have learned to prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters, but nobody predicted that a simple combination of logistical problems and crop failure could be worse than any storm.

Illustrations by Laura Callaghan, short story by Charlie Jane Anders, AD Lisa Larson-Walker.



Published by Slate Magazine, Jan. 17, 2018



Future Tense Fiction: “Mother of Invention”

“Error, fear, and suffering are the mothers of invention.”
—Ursula K. Le Guin, Changing Planes

Illustration by Shyama Golden, short story by Nnedi Okorafor, AD Lisa Larson-Walker.


Published by Slate Magazine, Feb. 21, 2018



Slate Magazine: Illustration Internship 2018

Slate Magazine offered its inaugural illustration internship position to Doris Liou, a recent graduate of RISD and all around talented artist. She completed 30+ published illustrations during the program, including the following highlights.

Illustrations by Doris Liou, AD Lisa Larson-Walker


Published by Slate Magazine, summer 2018.



The New Diploma Mills

Rushing to boost graduation rates, more school districts are relying on “online credit recovery”—a form of instruction that may be selling students short.

Illustration by Kellan Jett, articles by Zoë Kirsch and Stephen Smiley, AD Lisa Larson-Walker.


Published by Slate Magazine, May 23, 2017


The Mercy Girls

These young women enrolled in an influential Christian counseling center for help.
That's not what they found.


Illustration by Riikka Sormunen, article by Jennifer Miller, AD Lisa Larson-Walker.


Published by Slate Magazine Apr. 24, 2016



The Hillary Haters

Few figures in American political life have inspired such deep and decades-long contempt. But why?

Illustration by Vanessa Dell, article by Michelle Goldberg, AD Lisa Larson-Walker.


Published by Slate Magazine July 24, 2016



Getting It Right

A field guide to the five tribes of modern male fashion.

Illustration by Jeremy Sorese, series by Simon Doonan, AD Lisa Larson-Walker.



Published by Slate Magazine May 2016



There Once Was a Girl

Against the false narratives of anorexia.

Illustration by Aidan Koch, article by Katy Waldman, AD Lisa Larson-Walker.



Published by Slate Magazine Dec. 7 2015



What Classes Should I Take?

These are the most useful, practical, life-altering, and enriching courses in an ideal catalog, as described class by memorable class by Slate staff.

Illustration by Mouni Feddag, containing all spot art for each post within the multipart article series in a single drawing, AD Lisa Larson-Walker.


Published by Slate Magazine Aug. 31 - Sept. 3 2015