Thursday, February 24, 2011

In The Works
Currently I'm working on a documentary graphic novel series entitled What Follows Is True... The first book chronicles the Dr. Norman Baker years (1938-1939), the darkest years of the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, AR. The hotel was converted into a cancer hospital during this time and what took place during these two years is shocking. This book is in full production now and I'd like to share a little of the process that goes into this type of project.

The images above are preliminary drawings I made of interiors of the hotel as it was during the Baker years. A great deal of research is involved in faithfully representing this late nineteen thirties converted hospital. Because of the heinous events that took place between these two years, Baker saw to it that there was not much photographic documentation of the buildings interiors. However, through much persistence, I've been able to locate the necessary information and visual references from town historians, old newspapers, the library, historical society and the hotel itself to faithfully tell this very dark chapter of Arkansas history in a graphic novel format.

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