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Our Favorite Illustrations Of 2016

We picked some of our favorite illustrations for BuzzFeed Reader from 2016.

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My Impostor Syndrome Has Impostor Syndrome

By Melissa Broder


Illustration by Graham Roumieu

Who Gets To Be The “Good Schizophrenic”?

By Esmé Weijun Wang

Illustration by Isabel Seliger


Almost Famous series

By Rebecca Makkai, Alice Sola Kim, and Lindsay Hunter


Illustrations by Thoka Maer

Taking My Father Back To Louisiana One Last Time

By Natalie Baszile

Illustration by Abigail Goh


The Five Stages Of Drowning

By Patricia Smith

Illustrations by Kate Ferro


Illustration by Whitney Wong

"The Arctic Lizard"

By Etgar Keret

Illustration by Fede Yankelevich

How Makeup Helped Me Reclaim My Face

By Emily Alford

Illustration by Marta Monteiro


By Michael Chabon

Illustration by Patrick Léger

The Mothers

By Brit Bennett

Illustration by KL Ricks

What I've Learned From Having A Trans Partner

By Blair Braverman

Illustration by Ping Zhu

I Was Pregnant, And Then I Wasn't

By Laura Turner

Illustration by Angie Wang

Illustration by Jeff Östberg

In Defense Of Ghosting

By Ben Philippe

Illustration by Zak Tebbal

Ben King is the Deputy Design Director for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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