I make those Two Party Opera comics
I have a stack of scripts that I’ve been trying to find time to build them out between deadlines but hopefully soon!
For the art shift – gotta keep it fresh! I also don’t think it’s necessarily important for one to know which president is featured unless it’s specifically a story point, in which case, i’ll usually ID them. For this one, it’s simply the drums of war intensify, and some people root for it.
As much as it’s always been a dream, I’ve never been in newspapers — i was brought up in the webcomics rush of the 2002-03. I’ve never been successful enough to notice the business shift!
Link doesn’t seem to paste over but it’s under the streams for “classicbri” on YouTube
For those interested, I live-streamed the making of this comic: >
FSU! Are you from the great Sunshine State? (One of my 2 home states- the other is CT)
Sorry for the missed update today—work has caught up with me a bit so I’m going to take today and tomorrow to catch up on a bunch of stuff and be back Wednesday. Thanks everyone! See you on the other side of the Biden announcement.
I designed a bunch of icons like that for a short film I was planning on making (still planning on it, just delayed) but I’ve started repurposing them since I love them so much. Better here than in the design graveyard
George Washington’s “Ten Talents” according to the letter from John Adams, now in full:
1. A handsome face. 2. A tall stature. 3. An elegant form. 4. Graceful attitudes and movements. 5. A large imposing fortune. 6. Washington was a Virginian (this is equivalent to Five Talents). 7. Washington was preceded by favorable anecdotes. 8. He possessed the gift of silence. 9. He had great self command. 10. When he’d lose his temper, people would hide it from being known to the world.
The adventures through a letter from John Adams to Benjamin Rush, November 11, 1807, continues!
Washington was proceeded by favourable Anecdotes. The English had used him ill, in the Expedition of Braddock. They had not done Justice to his Bravery and good Council. They had exaggerated and misrepresented his defeat and Capitulation: which interested the Pride as well as compassion of Americans in his favour. President Davis had drawn his Horroscope by calling him “that Heroic youth, Col. Washington.[”] Mr Lynch of South Carolina told me before We met in Congress in 1774 that “Colonel Washington had made the most eloquentt speech that ever had been Spoken upon the Controversy with England, viz That if the English Should Attack the People of Boston, he would raise a thousand Men at his own expence and march at their head to New England to their Aid.” Several other favourable Stories proceeded his appearance in Congress and in the Army. 8 He possessed the Gift of Silence. This I esteem as one of the most prescious Talents.
And I have to link everyone to this post I found on the Boston 1775 blog while digging around the subject: https://boston1775.blogspot.com/2019/03/he-would-raise-thousand-men-at-his-own.html
I love that the author found 3 separate occasions where Adams writes about this rumor of “the most eloquent Speech at the Virginia Convention that ever was made” that he learned from South Carolina delegate, Thomas Lynch. Washington myth-making was big and it started early.