After the declaration of the “Global War on Terror” the GI Bill was changed, and those of us who had served prior to that and used our GI Bill benefits had new benefits reissued to us. I have shown Joe and Juni in university courses, but while I didn’t delve too much into Cecelia Glass’s time back home, I always just presumed that she, too, took some courses. Now, with the new GI Bill money at her disposal, she seeks to better her education and perhaps leverage a better situation in her life.
No doubt she would also like to envisage a life beyond deployment, as well. The best thing about military service is that it can offer people a means to raise above situations they find onerous. Sometimes it’s their best opportunity.
Art-wise, I wanted to experiment once again with the PhotoShop technique of making a photograph appear as a comic panel. I’m not sure it turned out so well this time; I think it is better saved for other settings. I have a few pictures of the Taji base I stayed at and screened them into this art style, but it clashes too much (in my opinion) with the regular art style I Use. My lines are very clear, simple even, and the PhotoShop filter creates a lot of clutter and busy-ness.
Maybe I should use my post-9/11 GI Bill for some art school programs, eh?