News becomes history as soon as it is reported. The NYC tabloids serve as practical tools help spread the city's gossip and form its identity. Never mind if what is reported is mostly disaster or scandal. In retrospect, news before 9/11/2001 makes this megalopolis look like a quaint town full of petty crooks. Months were spent in the NYC Public Library copying covers of the tabloids cover stories. 200 drawings inspired by the aforementioned tabloid covers were then created.