Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembrance Day Illustration

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada (Veteran's Day in the US), and so a fitting day to post an illustration I made for the Literary Review of Canada's upcoming November issue. I call it "The Burden of the War in Afghanistan." It accompanies an article about the social, economic, and psychological effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Canadian Soldiers returning from the Afghan war. War is a hellish thing, and its long-term effects haunt generations of soldiers and their families. I post this out of gratitude to veterans in every country who served in wars around the world, many of whom gave the ultimate sacrifice, and to those currently serving in wars today, all of whom have suffered and continue to suffer under the inhuman burden of living through that much violence.