I went to the Ames Straw poll on Saturday, completely ignored the speeches and spent the whole time interviewing Iowans about which candidates they were supporting and why. On Sunday I made these five pen, ink, and watercolor sketches, which the Atlantic made into a slideshow along with excerpts from the interviews. I wish I could have included my Romney, Palin, and McCottter supporters, but there’s just not enough time in a single Sunday. Anyway, I’ve been wanting to get some illustration work, so I was pretty excited that the Atlantic was game. Check out the official slideshow to read what these folks had to say. And here’s the sketches again at something close to full size.