Texas Toasts

Posted Posted in CARTOONS, DRAWINGS, History, Religious

Following the All Saints Day tradition of Dia de los Muertos, I offer a toast to all my ancestors, recognizing my Texas roots. I started with the usual nations of the six flags: Spain, France, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the Confederate States of America and the United States of America. Then I added the […]

WOLFSKINDER

Posted Posted in DRAWINGS, History

Digital illustrationWolfskinder, German meaning Wolf Children.At the end of WWII, the Red Army invaded and occupied east Germany. The allies left them to their fate. The German population of East Prussia was eradicated leaving many orphaned and homeless children fleeing to live in the forests. They tried to survive by stealing food from farms. Some […]

Rachel

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Rachel Parker Plummer was born 200 years ago in March, 1819. She was married at 14 years old and gave birth to her first child when she was 15. At 16 she moved with the Parker clan to Texas which was still a part of Mexico. Barely a month after Texas won its independence the […]

King Etzel

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This is a depiction of King Etzel from a beautiful sculpture (Nibelungen-Brunnen, “Nibelungen Fountain”) in Tulln, Austria by Michail Nogin of his meeting with Kriemhild. Etzel is my German family name and I claim him as my ancestor. That’s how I got the Sir Colby nickname. According to the Nibelungenlied (the Song of the Nibelungs), […]

Kriemhild

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This is a depiction of Kriemhild from a beautiful sculpture (Nibelungen-Brunnen, “Nibelungen Fountain”) in Tulln, Austria by Michail Nogin of her meeting with King Etzel. Etzel is my German family name and I claim him as my ancestor. That’s how I got the Sir Colby nickname. According to the Nibelungenlied (the Song of the Nibelungs), […]