In an interesting twist on embedded journalism, artist Richard Johnson is living amongst Canadian troops in Kandahar drawing daily illustrations for the National Post. Johnson is the graphics director for Canada's right-wing newspaper, and has been blogging about his experiences on the Post's website since late May, with several entries and drawings making the crossover to the printed world.
Bonus: Scrolling to the bottom of the page will reveal a collection of nude drawings Johnson sketched while preparing for his assignment, which somehow snuck past the Post's morality police.
“This girl could really strike a pose and hold it,” Johnson comments. “The drawings are good and pretty to look at, but I am still not capturing features as accurately and quickly as I will need to. Still, I don't expect to see a lot of this in Kandahar.”