A Foreign Country is an illustrated newsletter about the past that is inspired by remnants of time and place that I find in old newspapers, photos, and movies.

It takes its name from the quote above.

How did it start?

I started doing these drawings while doing research for another project—a graphic novel based on a diary written by my great-aunt in 1921. Work in progress from that project are likely to make an appearance here, too.

Who am I?

I’m an illustrator, writer, and designer. You can find more of my drawings on Instagram @rebeccasilus.

Why subscribe?

You’ll get full access to the newsletter and website and you’ll never miss an update—every new edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox.

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Rebecca Silus
Illustrator, writer. Working on a graphic novel based on a diary written in 1921 by my great aunt.