@theparisreview continues knocking it out of the park:
What is your research process like?
I pack some crackers and live, for a few days, at the library on 42nd Street. As an illustrator, I hold to the idea that rare research materials will perfume the work with some air of authenticity (also: images that won’t get me sued), so I found myself on odd keyword searches for “Interiors—Masculinity in Art—Art, French—19th Century” and “Inkwells—Collectors and Collecting.” Books on French clocks and Second Empire snuff boxes were delivered by elves (and library staff) to my table in the Art & Architecture Room. I might have to chain myself to those lions if they do what they’re threatening to do to the NYPL’s research stacks. That place is a gift.
—Charlotte Strick, “On Cataloguing Flaubert,” an interview with illustrator Joanna Neborsky (with photoset slideshow!).