danielle mackey

Saturday marked the start of the annual Yukon Quest International Sled Dog race, a 10-day journey from Whitehorse, Yukon, to Fairbanks, Alaska, 1,000 miles away.

It’s not so much a race as a test of survival.

This year, veteran musher Lance Mackey is back on the trail. He’s considered the Michael Jordan of the dog mushing world — an athlete who fought his way to the top.

Facing 1,000 Miles Of Frigid Winds With Loyal Dogs And Willpower

Photo credit: Katie Orlinsky for NPR


There is a book shelf in my room with books, games and toys which is where this idea started. I thought it would be fun to make a Ghibli themed illustration.

I’ve always wanted to do something involving Miyazaki’s work but I always seemed to find myself hitting a block and putting it aside. I wanted to finish something so this is the result.