Recently I got this illustration assignment for a Pat May story published in the San Jose Mercury and Bay Area News Group papers. Pat was interested in finding out what made Apple’s enigmatic, helpful (sometimes) and mysterious female concierge tick. He wanted to get inside SIRI’s head. To do that he enlisted the help of a local psychologist to probe and ask SIRI questions to discover the mind behind the iPhone voice.
Trying to psychoanalyze SIRI was a fun assignment to get. When the story was pitched to me by the Business editors we hit the idea of putting SIRI on the psychiatrist’s couch. I took the idea and ran with it. And what more famous couch…or psychiatrist to dive into the mind of SIRI than Sigmund Freud himself. No kidding on running with this assignment….with other newspaper deadline work I had just a morning and part of the afternoon to go from thumbnail to finish.
You’ll find in the illustration a few apple and female related symbols.
You’ll find Pat May’s story at this link:
September 28, 2013 | Categories: Chuck's illustrations, Comic Art, Freud, psychology, Silicon Valley, Social Media, Technology, Uncategorized, Visual Journalism | Tags: Apple, art, artwork, Bay Area News Group, Chuck Todd, comics, Contra Costa Times, design, drawing, fantasy, freud, graphics, illustration, iOS7, iPhone, mind, newspapers, Oakland Tribune, painting, Pay May, pencil, photoshop, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, San Jose Mercury News, sequential art, Sigmund Freud, Siri, storytelling, subconscious, visual journalism, woman, www.chucktodd.net | Leave a comment