Sebastian Junger: Nice Biceps, Journo Writes

<img alt="junger.jpg" src="/fishbowlDC/files/original/junger.jpg" width="270" class="alignleft" hspace="3" vspace="3"/ Sebastian Junger, who recently came out with War, has hit the media circuit with a fury. We’ve seen him on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” — and on Sunday he was featured in WaPo‘s Style section in a rather descriptive piece by Manuel Roig-Franzia.

What’s noteworthy about the profile is the intricately detailed physical description of Junger, specifically his biceps. To match the written story, WaPo goes all high tech by having Patterson Clark, a sketch artist, draw Junger at the scene of the interview, the Afghan Grill, with the Brushes App on an iPad. While we don’t get to see a time-lapse sketch of his biceps, we do get various versions of Junger’s chiseled face.

An excerpt :
Before taking his seat, Junger pauses to survey the landscape. He’s a solidly built man’s man, with a square jaw and penetrating eyes. When he sheds a light jacket and lifts his arms, biceps perk up beneath a snug black tee-shirt.

Later we hear about his Achilles tendon.

The excerpt:
He suggests everyone pick an entree and share. No one argues. Junger selects sauteed eggplant, but later digs into the lamb and shrimp, as well, passing the plates as he reminisces about firefights and that time he tore his Achilles tendon out on patrol.

Read the entire story and see the iPad sketch here.