So, I’ve recently posted drawings of characters I’ve had for six years and for ten years, so I’ll take the excuse of the 150th anniversary of the battle of Antietam to draw some characters I’ve had for fifteen years.
Meet Billy Yank and Johnny Reb. Yes, they’re generic Civil War soldiers, with deliberate generic names. Back when I was in middle school and early high school, I drew a bunch of comic book-style explanations of the major eastern theatre campaigns. The generals were drawn as themselves, of course, but these two guys here were stand ins for the interactions of the larger Army of the Potomac and Army of Northern Virginia. I would not call them personifications thereof (yes, sometimes I draw normal humans!), but simply a way to represent actions more succinctly, as opposed to drawing a whole disorganized group of soldiers.
I think this is the first time I’ve drawn either of these guys since 1999 or so.