|Posted on May 21, 2013 at 2:55 PM|
If you've been following our posts, you know that Lee Smith has been working on the next issue. He recently sent us a sample of the artwork and these comments--
"For those of you who were at Ratha-Con in Athens a few weeks back, you saw me working on these pages. The first is the finished artwork featuring the White House (circa 1909) and a certain rotund Ohio President. This should give you a *hint* of what our next issue is all about. I don't know how good the image is, but I want you to know that I worked VERY HARD on that White House--even though it doesn't look very white--trying to get a real sense of the colors. I think it captures the lush look of the White House back then. Unlike today, the fountain in the front of the White House used to have all kinds of plants both in the water and around the fountain--that was the Victorian style--and around this time people became a little upset with it, thinking that it made the White House lawn look "cluttered." I tried to keep that look in mind when drawing and painting it. If you don't believe me, check out a picture of it as it looks today!