Sishir Bommakanti

Sishir Bommakanti is a freelance illustrator from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Stories By Sishir Bommakanti

The Former Slave Who Became an Executioner

Louis Congo bargained for freedom in 1725. The tradeoff? He became the punisher, doling out brutal whippings, brandings and even hangings to his own people.

I Was a Cop for 31 Years. This Is the One Night That Still Haunts Me.

...It was the first and last time I cried on the job.

Hunting Among Wolves

After a controversial move to introduce the gray wolf to Yellowstone National Park, the carnivores have spread across Montana. Since then, our lives haven't been the same.