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Der Spiegel

Six Four

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A book review of Hideo Yokoyama's crime novel Six Four for Der Spiegel

Matt Rota
illustration of Cultural intersections in the streets of Kampala as tensions in Chinatowns spring up throughout Uganda when Chinese citizens and their families move to parts of Africa to set up businesses.
illustration of The government crackdown on college professors, journalists, writers and other intellectuals after an attempted military coup in Turkey.
illustration of A father takes his daughters an a walk in the woods in search of a Christmas tree an a winters day for A book review of the short story collection For a Little While, by Rick Bass.
illustration of A priest and nurses restrain patient under the watch of a psychiatrist that investigates demonic possession for the vatican
illustration of Are solar panels and alternative energies enough to fight global climate change? The future of global warming in the age of Trump.
illustration of From a series highlighting the lives of people in small towns. In this one a teenager swims in the pool in his backyard at night.
illustration of A cellmate who thinks he invented rap, wrote Princes' music, and can remove his head.
illustration of Rapper Heems' experience with hip hop in Israel and Palestine.
illustration of Rapper Heems' experience with hip hop in Israel and Palestine.
illustration of A young woman's search search for meaning while traveling up and down the west coast in the 70's after her brother disappears in Vietnam.
illustration of From a series highlighting the lives of people in small towns. In this one a teenager watches as his friends play in the setting sun an a hillside in the country.
illustration of From a series highlighting the lives, families and childhoods of people in small towns. In this one a trailer sits off on a quiet country road at sunset on a fall evening.
illustration of A husband and wife  are murdered in their driveway for a story on Vietnamese American journalists assassinated for investigating an attempt to overthrow the communist government of Vietnam by United States backed militants
illustration of Three men form chemical and romantic dependance in the days before the World Trade Center attack for a story on love and drugs.
illustration of From a series highlighting the lives, families and childhoods of people in small towns. In this one an abandoned house sits on a lonely hillside late in autumn.
illustration of Johnny Manziel's downward spiral of drug and alcohol abuse with accusations of domestic violence against his girlfriend in a hotel in Dallas.
illustration of Johnny Manziel's downward spiral with alcohol and drug abuse while partying poolside and in nightclubs throughout Las Vegas.
illustration of Netflix's innovative user interface.
illustration of An Ex-con adjusting to a normal life with his wife and children after being exonerated of murder After 21 Years.
illustration of From a series highlighting the lives, families and childhoods of people in small towns. In this one a tree sits on the edge of the swamp on the outskirts of town.
illustration of From a series highlighting the lives, families and childhoods of people in small towns. In this one a child bikes at dusk past two trailers watching geese migrate.
illustration of Interior artwork for the Criterion DVD version of the film Dheepan. A Family of Tamil Refugees, flee the violence of Sri Lanka to find refuge in the slums of Paris.
illustration of Interior artwork for the Criterion DVD version of the film Dheepan. A Family of Tamil Refugees, flee the violence of Sri Lanka to find refuge in the slums of Paris.
illustration of Cover artwork for the Criterion DVD version of the film Dheepan. A Family of Tamil Refugees, flee the violence of Sri Lanka to find refuge in the slums of Paris.
illustration of Online Dating in Los Angeles, The author is a gay man looking for love and romance in Los Angeles using a dating app geared towards hooking up.
illustration of Pimps, Prostitutes, Strippers, Neon Lights, Porno, Times Square, New York City in the 1970's.
illustration of Pimps, Prostitutes, Strippers, Neon Lights, Porno, Times Square, New York City in the 1970's.
illustration of What if Brexit did not happen? Instead Britain was partitioned, working class families moved to the North, Business men and young hipsters moved to London.
illustration of An Aging werewolf contemplating the struggle and aches and pains of being a monster in old age.
illustration of Looking for hope in the future of Iraq after the fall of Isis in Mosul.
illustration of The task of filming the epic novel
illustration of The adventurous life of French Resistance fighter Robert De La Rochefoucauld.
illustration of A bunch of frightened turkeys
illustration of Film review of the Liam Neeson film The Commuter
illustration of American soldiers in Nigeria, left behind fighting Boko-Haram
illustration of A book review of Hideo Yokoyama's crime novel Six Four for Der Spiegel about a detectives hunt for a missing woman.
illustration of Story of the mob hitman/ serial killer Jose Manuel Martinez.
illustration of Story of the mob hitman/ serial killer Jose Manuel Martinez.
illustration of Virgil Hawkins, who grew up in Florida on a turpentine farm and went on to lead a lawsuit that desegregated Florida colleges (but as a result was himself banned from attending college in Florida).
illustration of Story of the mob hitman/ serial killer Jose Manuel Martinez.

Profile

Matt Rota is an illustrator living and working in Brooklyn New York, and is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts and the Maryland Institute College of Art. His clients include The New York Times, The New Yorker, Criterion, The LA Times, The New Republic, VH1, Fast Company, McSweeny's, Foreign Policy Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Chronicle Books, Medium, Pro Publica, The Center For Investigative Research, Columbia Journalism Review, GQ Italy, Vice, and more. He has received awards and recognition from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, 3x3 Magazine, Spectrum, American Illustration, and Luerzer's Archive. His drawings have been displayed at galleries in New York, Paris and Los Angeles. He is also the author of the book The Art of Ballpoint, a survey of contemporary ballpoint pen drawing available from Rockport Press.

Style/Techniques

Black & White, Digital, Figurative, Fine Art, Graphic, Impressionistic, Line, Line with Color, Painterly, Pen & Ink, Realism, Texture, Watercolor

Subject/Specialties

Action, Adventure, Animals, Architecture, Book Covers, Children, Computers, Editorial, Family, Food, Futuristic, Historical, Holidays, Industrial, Landscape, Leisure, Music, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Religious, Romance, Science, Scientific, Sci-Fi, Transportation, Travel, Wildlife, Americana, Agriculture, Lifestyle, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Ethnic, Edgy, Environmental, Urban