George Butler is an award-winning artist. In 2012, Butler walked into Syria, where as guest of the Free Syrian Army he drew war-damaged Azaz. This set him on a journey to demonstrate that illustration was equally valuable for recording current affairs in contrast to the news industry’s obsession with headlines. This he proved with published work from places including Mosul, Libya, and Afghanistan. His drawings are available in his book, Drawn Across Borders (Candlewick Studio, 2021).