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Young Captain Hamilton by comic-chic Young Captain Hamilton by comic-chic
So, I've been listening to an audio book on the Presidental election of 1800... and the common villian to both candidates was Alexander Hamilton, so he's gotten a lot of real estate in the book, because if it weren't for his antics, the election could have possibly (probably) gone quite differently. If he hadn't interviened, Mr. Adams might've been president until he died... because Adams just didn't have the capacity for surrender that his predicessor did. American history could've been quite different.

This certainly doesn't excuse Mr. Hamilton's schemes, but if you know me, you know that he is the one founding father who I love to hate. Because he's deliciously evil! Abigail Adams wrote her husband that she saw 'the devil in his eyes.' Thomas Jefferson called him 'Our Napoleon' and Adams 'Our Caesar' *ahem* among other things... ;)

Poor Hamilton tried his whole life to prove himself to the world--he was ambitious beyond words, and haunted by his impoverished, illegitimate origins and his tiny stature. He was about 5'6", and had very tiny hands and spent his whole life standing as straight as possible. Thomas Jefferson had the leisure of being the disinterested politician, aloof, withdrawn, and slouchy & casual in that hot Mr. Darcy way. But Hamilton didn't have the aristocratic breeding that Jefferson had, and worked for it his whole life.

If there is on man who manned a cannon in the Revolutionary War in silk breeches and powdered hair, it was young, 19 year old Hamilton. He was a dandy to be sure! When he shows up in the pages of my webcomic, The Dreamer, it's as this young, ambitious Captain of the Artillery.

He won't appear in the next few issues, but he's been on my mind a lot as I've been reading this book. Nathan Hale calls him "Captain Alexander Fancy Pants" (behind his back, of course) and I can't wait to draw that scene.

I've rambled on history lessons long enough, but I do have to laugh at the end-of-his-life-Hamilton, with his coveted provential Army, plotting to invade Virginia. He had to be stopped! I guess Burr was the man to do it. ;)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I really love all of the details.  That uniform is splendid!
comic-chic Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional
Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Artist
Very cool.. The uniforms were so much cooler in those days than they are nowadays :D
comic-chic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional
Agreed! Fashion has suffered from a lack of tailoring.
NiccoloMachiavel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was a total Jeffersonian when I first started getting into history, but Hamilton's personality is literally the best--especially his love for unicorns! You've definitely captured a part of him here. LOVE it!!
comic-chic Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional
I know. I used to hate him, but the more you read about him, how can you?

Love him or hate him, in some ways you still have to admire him.
zenyase Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Me encanta su traje *-*!
comic-chic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional
I know, right? ^_^
xsergioananda Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
wow... i am making short documentaries and videos on hamilton, how could we get permission from you to use this?
this is amazing
my name is Sergio, my mail is pls add me

i just created a deviantart account to talk to you
comic-chic Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional
What documentary is it? What are your plans for distribution, etc?
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