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Joe Colquhoun was truly a rare breed of comic artist. He researched the war extensively and brought realism visually with his drawings. The beautifully hand-drawings are of such exquisite detail, it will mesmerize any reader to scrutinize and appreciate every inch of the frame before going to the next one.

The passing of its artist, Joe Colquhoun made Charley's War graphic pictorials unique amongst its peers. There is no other graphic novel lately that has come remotely close to resemble the drawing style and fierce dedication to detail. Charley's War graphic novel epitomizes the very essence of a true Graphic novel should be. Joe will be missed greatly. Each frames were so full of detail that some adhered to factual World War 1 photos as evidently shown below. Enjoy.

A Fake Tree

Fake TreeClick to enlarge
A Fake Tree used by snipers on both sides during World War 1. A tree would be hollowed out and lined with steel.
Joe's Drawing of a Fake TreeClick to enlarge
Joe's depiction of a fake tree. In this frame, he vividly illustrated a sniper crawling into the Fake Tree.

Blinded By Poison Gas

British Soldiers Blinded By Poison GasClick to enlarge
A photograph of British soldiers blinded by poison gas marching towards a dressing station behind the frontlines.
Joe's Drawing of British Soldiers Blinded by Poison GasClick to enlarge
Joe's depiction of British soldiers blinded by poison gas marching towards a dressing station behind the frontlines. He clearly used the photograph on the left as inspiration to illustrate this poignant scene.

Stretcher Bearers

British Stretcher BearersClick to enlarge
British stretcher bearers carrying a wounded comrade through the mud.
Joe's Drawing of British Stretcher BearersClick to enlarge
Joe's depiction of British stretcher bearers carrying a wounded soldier through the mud. Notice the resemblance of Joe's illustration of the soldier on the extreme right with the character in the original photo.

German Soldiers Body Armour

German Soldiers Body ArmourClick to enlarge
German snipers wearing body armour. The soldier on the extreme right is carrying an elephant gun. The elephant gun was used by snipers on both sides. Very useful to shoot at enemies hiding behind armour plates.
Joe's Drawing of German Soldier Wearing a Body ArmourClick to enlarge
Joe's depiction of a German soldier wearing a full body armour. Joe got the body armour details drawn correctly to resemble the authentic one as shown by the photograph.

Battle Of Verdun - Fort Vaux Moat

Fort Vaux Moat
A photo taken outside Fort Vaux showing the moat in the middle. See the ledge on the right.
Joe's Drawing of Fort Vaux MoatClick to enlarge
Joe's depiction of German soldiers attacking the French Fort Vaux. French soldiers on the ledge shooting at the German soldiers in the moat. He was able to illustrate this battle scene using the authentic photograph as guidance. Notice the drawings similarity of the ledge as shown on the photo.

Battle Of Verdun - Fort Vaux Pillbox

Fort Vaux PillboxClick to enlarge
One of several pillboxes that can be found outside Fort Vaux. These pillboxes was used by the French defenders against the Germans during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.
Joe's Drawing of Fort Vaux PillboxClick to enlarge
Joe's depiction of one of several Fort Vaux pillboxes. It was an historical fact that the defenders inside Fort Vaux was dying of thirst due to lack of water. Rain fell on Fort Vaux but the French were unable to get the much needed water because the Germans occupied the exterior of Fort Vaux. He described the ironic situation perfectly with this scene.

Weapons Of World War 1 - Trench Periscope Rifle

Trench Periscope RifleClick to enlarge
A trench periscope rifle used by soldiers on both sides. A unique weapon of trench warfare fashioned by fixing a normal rifle to a trench periscope. This crude but effective weapon allows a soldier to shoot at targets without exposing himself to hostile fire.
Joe's Drawing of a Trench Periscope RifleClick to enlarge
Joe's depiction of a trench periscope rifle. Notice his attention to details that clearly illustrated the trench periscope rifle in action.




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From UK comics writer Pat Mills (Marshal Law, Slaine) and artist Joe Colquhoun (Johnny Red) comes piece of British comics history. In 1916, Charley Bourne lies about his age to enlist and fight on the battlefields of France. But thoughts of glory and patriotism are swept aside by the bloody artillery barrage of horror.... Price: $11.29
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Acclaimed author Pat Mills (Marshal Law, Sláine) and legendary artist Joe Colquhoun (Johnny Red) continue the thrilling, horrifying tale of soldier Charley Bourne.

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Renowned UK comics writer Pat Mills (Marshal Law, Sláine) and legendary artist Joe Colquhoun (Johnny Red) continue the thrilling, humorous and horrifying story of World War One soldier Charley Bourne.

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In September 1917, Charley is caught up in the mutiny by troops against harsh treatment at Etaples and faces divided loyalties as the rebellion gathers pace, and is reunited with old friends and finds new enemies. Eventually, back on the front line, he faces death once more as a stretcher bearer at the final battle of Passchendale. The volume includes a modern-day sequence as old soldiers recall f... Price: $13.63
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In the final explosive volume of never-before-collected comic strip, including for the first time reproductions of strip pages from Joe Colquhoun's original artwork, we finally reach the epic conclusion of Charley's story, and the harrowing final days of World War I.

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