breivik

Working for those New York Dimes again. I illustrated some pretty great articles for this weekend’s New York Times Book Review section. Jeffrey Eugenides writes on Knausgård, and Schlosser writes on Åsne Seierstad’s book on Breivik. The print version of the paper also includes 3 spot illustrations, which you can see on my website.

In an account that shocked the nation, Norwegian anti-Muslim fanatic Anders Behring Breivik described with a chilling calm on Friday how he methodically chased teenagers room by room and shot them dead on an island summer camp last year.

Addressing a courtroom frozen in horror, Breivik said he shot most of his victims several times, using the first shot to take them down, then following up with a shot to the head.

His trial, now into its fifth day and due to last 10 weeks, has deeply traumatized Norway, one of the most tolerant and stable countries in Europe.

Speaking intensely, the steely-eyed Norwegian described how his body tensed up as he fired his first shots at the ruling Labour Party’s youth camp on Utoeya island.

“I took the gun out and thought it was now or never, and it seemed like a year,” he said.

READ MORE: Shocking nation, Norway killer describes island massacre

“While a citation in the manifesto is far from an endorsement of violence by those Breivik referenced, it is increasingly clear that the Islamophobic right-wing in the U.S. influenced his views.”

CHART: Oslo Terrorist’s Manifesto Cited Many Islamophobic Bloggers And Pundits, Thinkprogress