Picture Pages and Peter Arkle

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morgan.jpgUntil this weekend, I lived next door (or next building) to my former colleague Amy Goldwasser and illustrator Peter Arkle. Peter publishes a witty illustrated newspaper called the Peter Arkle News about goings on in the neighborhood and life with Amy and their two cats.

In this weekend’s Times magazine (“The Money Issue”), Peter did comic strip of sorts about the Morgan Stanley debacle (short version: a group of ex-Morgan Stanley execs want to oust the current CEO, Phil Purcell) titled, “Morgan v. Stanley v. Morgan Stanley.” The whole affair is complex and exceedingly boring, so doing it graphically is sort of brilliant because it counters the density of the material–and as any five-year-old will tell you, the story’s always better with pictures. Take a look for yourself.