Since starting this blog I've praised several illustrations for the way they pictorially mirror the nuances of the articles they accompany. Today's illo by Michael Klein proves that that isn't always necessary. Both Klein and author Michael Marmot begin with the statistic that the average Oscar winner lives four years longer than the average nominee who doesn't win. Marmot goes on to write comprehensively about the impacts of status, autonomy and social participation on human longevity, presumably digesting points from his book. Meanwhile, Klein constructs a simple, elegantly-drawn gag on just that one statistic. Though it barely scratches the surface of the article, it makes me wonder what's the article's about, and thus it works.