Ben Bertin

Ben Bertin is a cartoonist, designer, and organizer. He lives and works in Chicago.

Stories By Ben Bertin

My Curious and Chaotic Life With America’s Wounded Warriors

With more than a million Americans injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, a physical therapist reflects on a decade of deferred dreams and rousing recovery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

How to Befriend a Mugger

A nerve-wracking standoff between two drunk college kids and a goon with a gun leads to an unexpected meeting of the minds.

When Bushwick was Bonanno

Today it’s among the trendiest neighborhoods in the world. Thirty-five years ago, this forlorn corner of Brooklyn was the epicenter of America’s mafia-fueled drug trade.