Here are some illustration ideas for NPR tote bags.

In no particular order.

1. Our protagonist is a beaver with a furrowed brow wearing a silk scarf. He does not get the daily cartoon in the New Yorker and feels deeply troubled by this. He sighs, takes his Jacques Brel record off the turntable, breaks it in half, and cuts his throat.

2. Our protagonist is a duck in red boots. She is doing the crossword puzzle but two down reminds her of an old flame. She takes a sip of her coffee and sets fire to each member of Yo La Tengo.

3. Terry Gross building a ship inside a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc while Ira Glass silently jerks off in a box of Lauderee macarons.

4. A saxophone. A bowl of clam chowder.