All drawings done on location in China, 2003, except for the detailed people studies, which were drawn later from photos I took on the trip. I visited China on a Sierra Club trip and we traveled from the busy eastern side in Shanghai to the far west in Dali and Kunming. The total trip was about three weeks. Our group was quite small, led by Pritpal Singh Kochhar. We bonded quickly and made a good and efficient traveling team, and I found that I could carve out little blocks of time to draw.