George Butler is an award-winning artist and illustrator. His drawings, done in situ, are in pen, ink, and watercolor. In August 2012 George walked from Turkey across the border into Syria, where as guest of the rebel Free Syrian Army he drew the civil war–damaged, small and empty town of Azaz. Six months later he made a similar trip back to Syria to record the stories of refugees in the field hospitals and escaping the conflict. His drawings have been published by the Times (London), the New York Times, the Guardian, BBC, CNN, Der Spiegel, ARD, and NPR.