By Allen Pierleoni
Last Thursday evening at the Crest Theatre, writer-publisher Dave Eggers showed a crowd of 700-plus fans the elements of personal style and commitment.
The best-selling author of the nonfiction book "Zeitoun" spoke passionately about the three years he spent researching and writing the dramatic story of Hurricane Katrina survivors Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun.
Now Eggers shows a side of himself most people don't know about - his talent for drawing.
The starting point: At one time in his early career, Eggers worked as a cartoonist. Someone at the online news start-up Bay Citizen in San Francisco knew that, because...
"We were brainstorming ways we could do some World Series coverage in original and graphic ways," explained Bay Citizen online marketing associate Aaron Rosenthal. "We came up with the idea of sketches and said, 'Why not ask Dave Eggers?', who's in San Francisco and with whom we've had a relationship. We got him a press pass and he was on his way."
Go to www.baycitizen.org/eggers to see the writer-publisher's illustrations, drawn at Wednesday night's Game 1 of the World Series at AT&T Park. Call The Bee's Allen Pierleoni at (916) 321-1128.