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- Grandad George lighting a cigarette back in World War 2, being one of the few comforts of a solider.
Back in 1996, my Grandad wrote a book of his experiences in World War 2. He always wanted to get it published, but never did – despite learning how to use a wordprocessor in his 80′s! After years of being buried in my parents spare room, I brought it home and began reading it. So far, I’ve learn so much about my grandad that I didn’t know, and he goes into so much detail about how costal defences were put up, and even his involvement of installing one of the very first Radar towers near Swansea. I’ve not got all the way through his book as it’s quite a read, but already I want to get it published for him, as he always talked about it. I’m not much of a writer though, and it needs extensive re-writing. Unfortunately, the self-printed book is the only copy in existence and the word processor is long gone. So, I’m going to do the next best thing – make it into a comic. I still need to read the rest, and chances are it might not work as a comic, so failing that, i’ll be looking into re-writing it – I’m determined to get it printed for my Grandad in some way shape or form. He encouraged me a lot as a kid with my drawing and photography, and I want to do something for him in return that reflects that.
Sketched with fine liner, brush pen and ink, scanned in and colour added