Key Players in the 54th Regiment comic

Here are some snippets of finished art from the comic I recently illustrated about the 54th MASS regiment.  Frederick Douglass makes a “cameo” in the opening pages as he is recruited to recruit volunteers for the regiment. 

 The main character of the story is William Carney, a 23 year old volunteer who plays a crucial role in the attack on Fort Wagner in the climax of this historical retelling.    

The young Colonel Shaw, at 26 also gets the spotlight in the book.  I tried to draw him youthful in this portrait, but hardened.  He’s seen a lot of death by this point.   Things haven’t really changed much have they?  Sending the kids off to do the dirty work …  BUT ANYWAYlet’s not go there right now!  Let’s talk about the anonymous paymaster that I based on Daniel Day Lewis:D  This time he’s in full color!  Sorry to pigeon hole Mr. Day Lewis, but have you heard?!  He’ll get a chance to redeem himself from this disgraceful casting as the Paymaster when he plays Abraham Lincoln in the upcoming Spielberg production.

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