Bloody April Journal

The Bloody April campaign is an annual event put on put on by Jasta 5 every April.  It is a campaign that commemorates the bloodiest month of aviation warfare in the history of World War 1. The event pulls in virtual flyers from all over the world including the United States, Candada, England, Australia, Russia, Poland, Italy etc.  The Ipad came into my life and I wanted to experiment with real sketching instead of using the in-game artwork.  I also wanted this to be something I could do quickly and use like a sketch journal during the event.  I used the Paper application by Studio 53.  This very simple tool allows no layering , no zooming in and very limited erasing, but has a very emotional feel.  The prologue and epilogue set the stage for a real world link to a “found” journal from a World War 1 pilot who flew in Bloody April.  Just like the WWHFA comics, real action in the on-line campaign created the events that I wrote the story around.

Prologue

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Bloody April Journal

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Epilogue

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