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New Yorker artist is CN&R alumnus

Mark Ulriksen today, and back in the day at the CN&R.

Mark Ulriksen today, and back in the day at the CN&R.

This week’s cover is by Mark Ulriksen, a nationally recognized illustrator whose work often graces the cover of The New Yorker magazine. Ulriksen actually worked at the CN&R as a graphic designer in the early 1980s, one in a long line of Chico State graphic design students who came through the newspaper. He’s also among many talented CN&R employees who outgrew our small pond and went on to bigger waters. Some of them include:

Writer/editor Jason Ross, who won multiple Emmys as part of the writing team on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and is now a writer and an executive producer of The President Show on Comedy Central.

Writer Donnell Alexander, author of the memoir Ghetto Celebrity and a prolific contributor to national magazines including Rolling Stone and ESPN The Magazine.

Writer Joe Kane, one of the early writers who has gone on to write two books, Running the Amazon and Savages, and numerous articles for publications such as National Geographic, The New Yorker and Esquire.