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Jul
14

Mule skinners, another sketch

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9 Responses to “Mule skinners, another sketch”


  1. 8 July 2014 at 5:26 am

    this one is really great! 🙂

  2. 2 kswann
    8 July 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Wow! Thank you!

  3. 11 September 2014 at 4:48 am

    Will you be posting any further on this site? You do such great work.

  4. 4 kswann
    11 September 2014 at 6:11 am

    Thank you, for the compliment as well as the reminder; yes, definitely. Including actual comics; realizing I wanted actual “comic education” to make sure I do my story the best way possible, I am now a student at the Center for Cartoon Studies, so I’ll post work from here as well as my further WWII work, and hopefully, in a year, I’ll post work from this graphic novel I’ve been working on. Thank you for your support!

  5. 11 September 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Great to hear – I’ll be watching. I applaud your ambition in furthering your craft!

  6. 24 April 2015 at 1:08 am

    Excellent post. I’m dealing with manny of these issues as well..

  7. 7 Tara (Faulkner) Gross
    27 April 2015 at 5:53 am

    I have been staring at pictures of pack mules during WWII for the past 12-months or more as I am researching information for a book I am writing about my Dad’s time in the CBI, 475th Infantry as part of the 33rd Quarter Master Pack Troop from June 1944 till October of 1945; so imagine my surprise when I came across such well rendered sketches and drawings of the soldiers working with the mules. I would like to incorporate one or two of your sketches with my writing, citing the source of course, if at all possible. I imagine my readers will have the same sense of delight when viewing a sketch, rather than another photo, as a visual clue as to what, exactly, those soldiers were doing over there while working with the mules. I hope that you will consider this possibility to share your sketches as part of my book endeavor. I anticipate your response with enthusiasm.

  8. 8 kswann
    27 April 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I’m so glad you enjoy my sketches and your book sounds amazing; please email me at klswann@gmail.com and we’ll talk over details, but I think I will be able to give you permission to use a sketch or two for illustration credit.

  9. 9 kswann
    13 September 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Hi, Tara! I know it’s been a number of months, but I haven’t heard from you. If you still would like to use, or already did use, my sketch or sketches, can you email me? I don’t want anyone to use an image without my permission.


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I'm an artist writing and drawing a graphic novel that takes place during the Second World War. On this blog I will display the sketches I do in researching and preparing for the book. Check out the about page if you'd like to learn more about me, or subscribe to the RSS feed if you'd like to receive updates.

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