Commission for ~OGBobbyDee
. Needless to say this one was fun to draw since it's of my own characters. Robert is a Civil War Reenactor and his regiment puts on a little skit where one of the young teenage privates is caught swiping rum from an officer's tent. His punishment? A "Drunk" sign around his neck, feet in the stocks, shoes off so the other men can tickle his feet or... mangy dogs can lick them.
He said it's such a hit that he wanted me to do a version of that scene... with Frederick Knowlton
as the culprit. He paid a little extra, so I added in some background elements.
In the background are all the officers from Knowlton's Rangers, with various reactions. From left to right: The compassionate Captain John Keyes is surprised; his BFF Capt. Thomas Grosvenor can't help stifling a laugh at the *Colonel's* son; Alan Warren, feeling for his young sidekick, seeing as how he himself has a fancy for rum; Colonel Knowlton, laughing his you-know-what-off at his son; Captain Nathan Hale, Mr. Morality Police is disapproving; and Captain Stephen Brown is disappointed that any of the Privates in his Company should be caught doing such a thing.
From my Revolutionary War Webcomic The Dreamer: [link]