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Mike Sheehan's Election Day sketchbook



Mike Sheehan's election 2012 sketchbook
Mike Sheehan
Mike Sheehan's election 2012 sketchbook
Mike Sheehan
Mike Sheehan's election 2012 sketchbook
Mike Sheehan
Mike Sheehan's election 2012 sketchbook
Mike Sheehan
Mike Sheehan's election 2012 sketchbook
Mike Sheehan


Artist Mike Sheehan travelled Southern California on Election Day, sketchpad in hand, capturing voters in the act of exercising their franchise.

Unlike a few photographers we know, Sheehan did not get kicked out of any polling places. One pollworker even encouraged him.

Mike sketched in a foldout sketchpad, which adds a nice sense of continuity because he could meld the lines of voters at the different polling places he visited. But if I were the artist, it'd scare the heck out of me to commit to a three-foot long drawing with no mistakes allowed!