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Graphic Dreams
An artist who chose to be homeless in Chicago now spends his days drawing cartoons.
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2011 13:58

Filmmaker: Ernie Park and Michael Graziano

After walking out on his last job with only half of his monthly salary, Steven Martin found himself homeless on the streets of Chicago.

With nowhere to go, an accomplished cartoonist, he turned to his drawings for peace of mind.

These days he gets up, has a coffee, smokes a few cigarettes before he heads to a coffee shop to start drawing.

Steve continues to eschew offers of a "regular" job and says that illustrating helps him keep his sanity.

We meet the homeless man who has drawn more than 1,200 pages of cartoons comprising three volumes and eight stories.

Al Jazeera Frames: Graphic Dreams can be seen from Tuesday, January 18, at 2055GMT.

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