International Males

Texas seems to have a town named for every place in the world. There’s Paris, Turkey, London, Athens—you get the idea. But when we say that two illustrators featured in this month’s issue, Henrik Drescher and Olaf Hajek, are from New Zealand and Berlin, respectively, understand that we really mean it. Drescher, whose work last appeared in Texas Monthly in June 1993, says the remoteness of his home base didn’t hinder his ability to produce a piece of art for Jim Atkinson’s story on sex addiction (see “ Addicted to Sex? ”). “It has finally come to the point when you can live anywhere,” says the 42-year-old, a past contributor to Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone. “When we moved to Bali for a year and a half, I sent things by FedEx. Now everything goes by e-mail or FedEx.” The same goes for 32-year-old Hajek, whose work had appeared in The New Yorker and the New York Times but never in TM—until he did a painting for Paul Burka’s story on the State Board of Education (see “ The Disloyal Opposition ,”). Hajek says the bicontinental collaboration makes perfect sense to him: “It’s interesting for people of both cultures to see different kinds of work, style, content, and behavior. It gives the articles new light.”

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