Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Gene Pool

THE CREATIVE SIDE

My Father as a young engineering student at Georgia Tech

"Pondering over the secret plans"

Today...as an author at a book signing
Burry Bookstore, Hartsville SC
Legions Now Quiet
-a Civil War novel-
Manson Drew Case


I was enlisted to illustrate the cover.  Utilizing my gene pool, I scanned family memorabilia from the era.



The Parker Family album...full of Parkers, Gibsons and other ancestors who settled in Marlboro County, South Carolina.  The Parkers came to this region via Virginia in the mid 1700's.  A region through which Sherman took troops on his way to Fayetteville, NC after his march to the sea...an integral theme in my Father's novel.


Letter addressed to Captain John R. Parker (my Great, Great Grandfather) written after his return from the Civil War.



Using Adobe Photoshop, I layered and morphed the images to suit the subject.

Legions Now Quiet
can be found via Amazon here



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tell your dad that his number one fan wants to know if he is working on Book 3 yet? If not, get to work.
jps

Jennifer C. Webb said...

we want him to retire from retirement...he is as busy as ever

Anonymous said...

I didn't know your dad is an author! Great cover; the writing on it reminds me of your unmistakable and enviable penmanship!
MJK

Jennifer C. Webb said...

my penmanship is rarely readable...not an enviable quality ha

Anonymous said...

No - I love it! And know a letter is your's before seeing the return address. Our cards hit the post today and look as though a fourth grade girl addressed them.
MJK

Jennifer C. Webb said...

can't wait to see your little Ninja! T's ninja angel is still making me laugh

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