Friday, February 3, 2012

IF: Suspense

zdepski's illustration of Bene Kanahele

Bene Kanahele, the Hawai'ian farmer made famous by his defense of his island, village and family during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Bene was shot three times in the abdomen and legs by Airman Nishiaichi, who crash landed on the tiny island of Ni'iahu. The local Japanese sympathizer, Harada stands on the right with a stolen shotgun.

I thank my friend and Hawai'ian cultural historian, Leilehua Yeun for finding a bunch of information on the incident. I ask that you click the link to read more of his, and his wife's heroism.

Bene's Story... dripping with suspense!

Entirely digital in Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop.

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