Blimey it's a graphic novel! Lovely work. I do feel sorry for the poor Gauls...Very tempting to model some of the defences for Alesia. Warlord Games do nice resin pieces representing the wicker walls.
Yes they do quite a bit of nice Roman scenery now. I'm reading a new book,'Caesar's Gallic Triumph, Alesia 52BC' and couldn't help but feel for the poor old Gauls. So I thought I'd put pen to paper and tell the story of one of them.
They estimate that Caesar may have been responsible for up to a million deaths in Gaul alone. On the plus side, a few years later Caesar added a load of Gallic senators, and in the long term Gaul became peaceful and prosperous.
BTW BRB...If you see a man in trousers...don't point him the way to the Senate house.
Awwww, I feel bad for those Gauls! Poor guys. Very nice series!
Ha ha, very funny. Gives an idea of the effect of all those defences though. I like the twist with the last panel.Poor Gauls.
Brilliant!Thank you for that, Very entertaining.I love all of your cartoons & drawings, but that was a great tour of the Roman defences.
AND THAT'S JUST THE REASON WHY WE HAD TO STOP FIGHTING NAKED
Fantastic! I was laughing out loud through out this one. Brilliant cartoon Simon. You do indeed, have to feel sorry for the poor Gaul.Joking aside, that was a very vivid and effective demonstration of the formidable defenses of the Roman works. It is debatable if all Roman fortifications were quite so elaborate, but at Alesia there is little doubt why the Gauls struggled to win the day, despite their overwhelming numerical advantage. Roman military engineering at its absolute best.Nicely done Simon.
It doesn't stop there, I have just read that they made the first attack at night to avoid the threat of the Roman cavalry. Can you imagine going up against those works in the dark....murder.
Great art, as always.I love checking back and seeing the great new things you've created.I am planning on showing the illustrations to my students when we study Rome, if that's okay with you?
Of course It Is, History can be great fun and there's so much to sink your teeth into and get Inspired by. I hope they like the illustrations and that they give them ideas of their own. I can sense a Roman drawing day coming on. Design your own Roman character, will it be a tough old wheathered Centurion or an young back stabbing Senetor?
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