De Volkskrant approached me to illustratie a large spread for an essay by the well-known Dutch writer Arnon Grunberg. The essay is essentially a treatise of the book ‘My First American’ by Lore Segal. In this book, a young girl from Vienna, after emigrating to America, gets to know a black intellectual with whom she falls in love. She gets to know America through the eyes of this man. The essay addresses the question; to what extent is being in love the same as emigration? The illustration I made with it was very well received.