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Herrick: Commie pot orgy—don’t tell my parents

Herrick: Commie pot orgy—don’t tell my parents

I started out at City Paper answering phones, a gig I got through the calendar editor at the time, with whom I worked at Video Americain. Once I made my artistic skills known (by doodling on Post-it notes), I was offered a job in the design department under Athena Towery. The job was more Tetris than design—adjusting the little blocks of ads that make up the classified section—but soon I was designing full-color ads. My first cover was not one I designed, however: Joe MacLeod, then art director, had me dressed up in a German barmaid outfit with blonde pigtails, holding up six full two-liter glass tankards for the 2013 Beer Issue. Then, in 2014, The Sun acquired us and I and others were...

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