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Comicsography

In the years since The Comic Art of War  was sent to press (in Autumn 2014), military cartooning has flourished on social media and paid-access, subscription, and crowdfunding sites, and digital access to library and museum archives has greatly expanded. Thus, the once somewhat-comprehensive appendix in the book quickly became outdated. This page serves as an addendum to the "guide to artists" and cartoons available in the text.

The original appendix from the book is recreated with new and updated entries, starred (). Active URLS and available full-texts are hyperlinked.

 

The comicsography has also been expanded to include comics and animations done in consort with military personnel and veterans, through interviews, life writings, or embedded journalism. Some mainstream war comics created by military veterans have also been added. Non-military/war comics by veteran creators are not included in the comicsography, but a running list of veteran creators of other comics art is provided at the end.

 

The distinction made between comics and illustrations is sometimes ambiguous, but efforts  are made to focus on graphic narratives, even if they are single-panel stories - whether humorous or serious. The goal, as it was with The Comic Art of War, is to preserve and promote these voices and their stories.

This page is perpetually in-development. If you have suggestions or corrections, please contact me.

 

  • Created: 21 November 2020

  • Last updated: 6 November 2023

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Creator(s): Richard Allen

Country: USA

Era(s):World War II

Service: Y1c

Source(s): in Yankhttps://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015012348366&view=1up&seq=27&skin=2021,

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Creator(s): Edith Allport

Country: USA

Era(s): World War II

Service: Cpl.

Source(s): in Yank, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015012348325&view=1up&seq=96&skin=2021,

Creator(s): Bert Alper

Country: USA

Era(s): Japanese Occupation

Service: Cpl, Sixth Air Force

Source(s): in The Caribbean Breezehttps://aafcollection.info/items/documents/view.php?file=000133-01-00.pdf

Black representation

Creator(s): Charles Alston

Country: USA

Era(s): World War II

Service: Pvt., Office of War Information (OWI)

Source(s): in Erin Blakemore, "This African American Artist's Cartoons Helped Win World War II," Smithsonian Magazine, February 27, 2017, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/african-american-artists-cartoons-helped-win-world-war-ii-180962279/, & Jessie Kratz, "The Drawings of Charles Alston," National Archives: Pieces of History,Febryary 22, 2017,  https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2017/02/22/the-drawings-of-charles-alston/#more-23443.

Creator(s): American Legion with Scott Deschaine, June Brigman, and Roy Richardson

Country: USA

Era(s): Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom

Service: n.a.

Source(s): Our Country's Veterans (Indianapolis, IN: The American Legion, 2004)

Creator(s): Cody Anderson and Tim "Knockers" K

Country: USA

Era(s): Terror War

Service: Army

Source(s): "Pogue Life," https://www.facebook.com/PogueLife; http://codeyanderson.blogspot.com.au/.

female

Creator(s): Andrea ("Andy")

Country: USA

Era(s): post-terror war

Service: Air Force

Source(s): Living the DreamDoodles (Mixam, Jan-Dec. 2021); "DreamDoodles," https://www.instagram.com/dreamdoodles.2, https://doodlecomics.myshopify.com/; in David Roza, "We Salute Dream Doodles, the Airman Whose Comics Show the Hilarity of Air Force Life," Task & Purpose, 6 April 2021,  https://taskandpurpose.com/news/air-force-comic-dream-doodles-minot/.

 

female

Creator(s): anonymous

Country: USA

Era(s): Terror War

Service: Navy, Petty Officer

Source(s): "Duty Blues," https://www.facebook.com/DutyBluesComic/photos

 

female

Creator(s): anonymous

Country: USA

Era(s): post-terror war

Service: Marines

Source(s): "RomeoBravoFoxtrot," https://www.instagram.com/romeobravofoxtrot/.

 

Black representation

Creator(s): anonymous

Country: USA

Era(s): post-terror war

Service: Marines

Source(s): "Rubachikn," https://www.instagram.com/rubachikn/.

Creator(s): anonymous

Country: USA

Era(s): post-terror war

Service: Marines

Source(s): "The Sun Draws," https://www.instagram.com/the_sun_draws/.

 

Creator(s): Anonymous

Country: USA

Era(s): Terror War (Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom)

Service: Army - officer

Source(s): "Doctrine Man," https://www.facebook.com/DoctrineMan/; The Further Adventures of Doctrine Man, Volume I (Lexington, KY: Doctrine Man, 2013); The Further Adventures of Doctrine Man, Volume II (Bernardino, CA: Doctrine Man, 2013); Fifty Shades of Multicam (Lexington, KY: Doctrine Man, 2014); Up in Smoke: An Illustrated Memoir of War (Lexington, KY: Doctrine Man, 2015); Coloring with Clausewitz: An Adult Coloring Book (Lexington, KY: Doctrine Man, 2017).

Creator(s): Anonymous

Country: Australia

Era(s): 2020s

Service: Army

Source(s): "Experiences May Vary," https://www.facebook.com/experiencesmayvary/, https://www.instagram.com/emvmemes/.

Creator(s): Brian Anthony {writer]

Country: USA

Era(s):

Service: Army

Source(s): "Terps," in Soldier Stories (Portland, OR: Image Comics, 2022).

Creator(s): Antiarmor Board

Country: USA

Era(s): Cold War

Service: US Army Infantry School

Source(s): How to Stop a Tank, also online at https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3224990-U-S-Army-TC-23-3-To-Catch-a-Tank.html. And, see Joseph Trevithick, "This U.S. Army Comic Book Has Cavemen, Dinosaurs and Tips on Blowing Up Tanks," War is Boring, May 13, 2015, https://medium.com/war-is-boring/this-u-s-army-comic-book-has-cavemen-dinosaurs-and-tips-on-how-to-blow-up-tanks-d0afbe1c14bb.

Creator(s): Al Avison

Country: USA

Era(s): Korean War

Service: unknown

Source(s): Military Courtesy (Harvey Comics, 1951).

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