The New Yorker, like the vast majority of global media outlets, was ready for Nelson Mandela’s death Thursday night. And they prepared a powerful cover tribute to the late South African president.
The cover, which will appear next week, is titled “Madiba” and was drawn by Kadir Nelson. Nelson is also the author of a children’s book about Mandela.
You can read more about how the cover came to be, and see slides from Nelson’s book, here.