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Monday, August 03, 2009

Jim's postcards home - part one

About four years ago, I became obsessed with a man I named Jim. As a young man, Jim moved to my town early in the 1900s, to take a job working for the railroad.



The thing is, Jim never existed. But that didn't stop me from coming up with an entire series of postcards that Jim sent home, telling his parents about his adventures in his new town. I'd like to share this time in Jim's life with you over the next few days, and then I'll show you how to combine cartoon imagery with vintage pictures, digitally.

Dear Mom and Dad,
The town of Ayer has hired me to work on the railroad. I would say it needs a lot of work.
Love,
Jim

Dear Mom and Dad,
Crazy stuff is always happening around Ayer. Miss you both.
Love,
Jim




There is lots of stuff to do for fun around Ayer, but sometimes it gets a little strange.
Your son,
Jim


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4 comments:

Limar said...

How exciting! Looks very nice, and I'm looking forward to the rest of the story :)

Cyndi L said...

It was a totally silly project, but a lot of fun :-)

Eileen Bergen said...

Not silly at all. I think this is just charming!

Cyndi L said...

Thank you, Eileen! I really got into telling Jim's story by the time I was finished :-)

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