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September 11, 2006

George O'Connor, Journey into Mohawk Country

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Here I am working out the bodily proportions of Harmen van den Bogaert, Journey into Mohawk Country’s author and protagonist. This is pretty much the final design, as he appears in the book. But he didn’t always look like this: I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that I drew him thousands of times before I ever got to this stage. Harmen is the narrator and focal point of the story, and it took a very long time to find the exact look he needed to be an engaging lead character: comical, yet serious, a little ridiculous and at the same time sympathetic.

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