Saturday, November 12, 2011

IF: Silent

Arlington 1963, JFK funeral moments, by paul zdepski
Arlington 1963 - Remembrance on Veterans Day

These are three panels from an upcoming story about the funeral of John F. Kennedy in 1963, by Rebecca Goldfield. Rebecca and I have been hashing through her story for the last four months, and we finalized and signed off on our portion yesterday, Veteran's Day. The Eleventh Hour, of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month of the Eleventh Year into the Century.

The three moments are indeed silent, from the family's sorrow, the widow clutching the flag and the eternal flame with Lee's Mansion and the flag at half-mast. I will post the story's release when I get the go from the editor and publisher.

On a historical note, John-John and Caroline weren't present at the funeral. This is a panel I developed, but didn't include because of the inaccuracy. However, I thought it was touching enough to be shown on its own merits.

These panels are entirely digital, inked with a digital pen in Corel Painter 11, merged and colored in Photoshop CS2.


steve said...

Wonderful job with these!

caela said...

you have a great style its really nice :)

Ana said...

It really shows that silent sadness...that flame in the dark is my favourite part.

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Susanna said...

very strong silent illustrations!

deer prudence said...

great abaility to tell a story through images. What a strong mood in these drawings!