In 2017, artist Susanna Ryan got really into walking around Seattle and wanted to document what she observed.
She got the idea to illustrate her walks and write about what she saw, snacks she ate, and other observations. That's how her Instagram account Seattle Walk Report was born.
Ryan joined New Day NW to talk about her writing/drawing process and her new book "Secret Seattle."
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Capturing the same charm and whimsy she brought to "Seattle Walk Report," Instagram darling Susanna Ryan takes things a step further, revealing the forgotten history behind the people, places, and things that shaped Seattle.
Cartoonist and creator of "Seattle Walk Report", Susanna Ryan strolls on with a quirky new illustrated guide celebrating Seattle's historical treasures and outdoor wonders. In "Secret Seattle," Ryan explores the weird and wonderful hidden history behind some of the city's most overlooked places, architecture, and infrastructure, from coal chutes in Capitol Hill, to the last remainder of Seattle's original Chinatown in Pioneer Square, to the best places in town to find century-old sidewalks. Discover pocket parks, beautiful boulevards, and great public gardens while learning offbeat facts that will make you see the Emerald City in a whole new way. Perfect for both the local history buff who never leaves a favorite armchair to a walking enthusiast looking for offbeat and off-the-beaten-path scavenger hunts.