Thursday, December 16, 2010

Back to the Drawing Board

These long winter evenings find me making another series of Maps for the new book on the Battle of South Mountain by my friend, Civil War historian, John Hoptak.

The maps are coming along swimmingly, and its always fun to render in two dimension that which John does so well in three dimension.

Though John, is tiny in stature, (only eight inches tall) he looms as an authority on the Battle of South Mountain and I always enjoy working with him.


Gary Dombrowski said...

IMO your hand rendered maps are more appealing and rival the computer generated maps a lot of us are used to seeing lately. Great suff Mannie! ~Gary

Mannie Gentile said...

Thanks Gary,

Though you (and I) may be in a minority on that, I feel hand rendered maps bring a certain humanity to the process of explaining what is, after all, a very human story.