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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 Thomas Jefferson had the leisure of being the disinterested politician, aloof, withdrawn, and slouchy & casual in that hot Mr.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!
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional
thanks!
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Artist
Very cool.. The uniforms were so much cooler in those days than they are nowadays :D
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional
Agreed! Fashion has suffered from a lack of tailoring.
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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!!
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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.
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zenyase Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Me encanta su traje *-*!
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional
I know, right? ^_^
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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 xsergioananda@yahooo.com
www.facebook.com/xsergio pls add me

i just created a deviantart account to talk to you
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comic-chic Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional
What documentary is it? What are your plans for distribution, etc?
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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 xsergioananda@yahooo.com
www.facebook.com/xsergio pls add me
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I guess Elizabeth liked her bad boys.
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional
I think he worsened with age...!
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
If anything, I would consider Hamilton a historical anti-hero. Love him or hate him, the young country of America did need his economic prowess.
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neverleavemealone909 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
im a jefferson fan, however, this peice of art is AMAZING!
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comic-chic Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional
Thanks! :D
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:iconneverleavemealone909:
haha, yep! :)
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Lissbirds Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Awwwww. He wasn't evil, just misunderstood. He loved his adopted country. Washington loved him as a son. He was maybe a little unhinged in his later years (after his son died in a duel I think that rattled him). He was smart, self-made man. He was cocky and argumentative and didn't know when to keep his mouth shut, but he believed in making America great.

BTW, I'm short (5'1"). And a little argumentative. So maybe that's where I'm really coming from. ;)
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional
HA HA!
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Americanheart1776 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   Writer
oh my god! I hated him, but now... OMG HE'S SO SWEET!!
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional
:) thanks!
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space6 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Hamilton may not have been a saint but Bur showed himself as a clear tratior to the country by the actions he took after his duel with Hamilton. plus he was not fit to be in the White House
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional
Burr was NOT fit for the white house, that is for sure!
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JPSae Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Captain Alexander fancy pants.
Oh my gosh.
I will remember this for the rest of mein life.
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional
ha ha~! He says it here: [link] Though Hamilton showed up a few pages before that. :giggle:
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JPSae Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Man! What a good comic ; u ; I'm starting at the beginning, and I just love it so far~ : D
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional
Aww, really? Thanks!! :aww:
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JPSae Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
And I just finished the latest installment, like, 20 seconds ago.

Need more. xD Updated every Friday, right?
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional
Yup! :D
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JPSae Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Yaaaay~
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pyroiceprince Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
HELLS YEAH, HAMILTON.
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Professional
:D
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Sierraness23 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
*runs away to hunt down aforementioned book, then pauses and runs back*

"Oh, by the way, it looks awesome!"

*runs off again*
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comic-chic Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional
ha ha, thanks!
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machiki Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
whats the title of the book and great pic love the hat.
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional
It's just called Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow.
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machiki Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
thx. :)
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Professional
no prob! btw I LOVE your icon! :love: I'm obsessed with Bambi... and all cute small deer. :dummy:
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machiki Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
thank you finding it was awful!
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iheartmichaeljackson Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alexander Hamilton totally wins :D
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SerketStalker Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That just awesome, I tell this pictures to :iconlaureng2:! <3
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional
Cool! Thanks for passing it on! :D
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jaeri Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
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So adorable!
I don't know what makes him so darn cute... maybe it's the freckles? Lol.
How could anyone ever shoot adorable little Hamy to death? D:
-kicks Burr-
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009  Professional
lol, yeah... uh... by the end of his life he was getting annoying. :XD:
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PirateHearts Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Student Filmographer
83 nice colored
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Yababobo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
T'would be interesting what wouldve happened if he actually got to control the army during the Quasi war o:

He's still one of my fave founders, underhand dealings and ninja-politician ways and all 8D

Nice work!
Hmm, sometimes I wish I was a certain Mrs. Reynolds hurr hurr. :X
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional
lol. Mrs. Reynolds was wicked, a really sick and twisted person. Wish you were Eliza, cause Hamilton really did love her... and she was a saint!
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Yababobo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Hahah, I didn't know that... I just heard of Hamilton in a book I was reading about John Adams xD

I think James Reynolds was pretty crazy too.. lol.
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comic-chic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Professional
lol, Hamilton always looks worse in Adams biographies, lol! But yeah, Mariah Reynolds had him in a really ugly blackmail scandal that he couldn't get out of. Her husband was probably in on it too. blech!
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crimsondawn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008   Writer
Love to hate? What about love to love?! Hamilton is my favorite founding father - when you think about it, we're really living in his America today. It's insane that he managed to influence this whole country so single-handedly, without even having to be president! And he started doing big things so young, without any nepotism to help him along...say what you want, he's an impressive guy. A little abrasive to those who disagreed with him, sure, but I think he described himself well when he said "The truth is I am an unlucky honest man that speaks my sentiments to all and with emphasis." (I love that "with emphasis." Hah!) So yeah, a strong personality, but I think also a bit of a sweetie. Ron Chernow called him "hypersensitive to female charms, and well-bred ladies in distress especially brought out his chivalry." Although he had many enemies, an equally large group of people thought he was totally awesome - Washington thought of him as a surrogate son, and Philip Schuyler called him "the ornament of his country." Guess it just depends who you ask! And his wife, Elizabeth, was totally amazing. But I'm pretty biased - I happen to go to Hamilton College in New York, so I'm naturally grateful for both the man and his money. :P

Anyway, historical rambling aside, this is a great drawing. Well done%2Pr
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