I'm still working on my novel, and I realize I haven't given much hint as to what it's about yet. It's pretty epic, I think, following a man's life from his teenage years in the early nineteen-forties, up through his old age in the present day. All of chapter 2 recounts Lucky's ( that's our hero, Lucky) time in the Pacific, during World War II, and drawing it was a daunting task. First off, writer GEORGE CHIEFFET is a huge WW 2 buff---George absolutely knows his beans about this era. If something looked phony to me he'd tell me it was the bunk, in no uncertain terms. I didn't want to get to that point anyhow. I knew if I was going to sell this chapter with the gravity and intensity that I'd wanted, I'd have to do some research.
Not HEAVY research. I'm not that industrious. But I did peruse Google's image search for several hours, looking for everything from B-29's to Hawaiian rugs.
Here are some images from my reference file, along with a few choice panels from Chapter two.