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1804 by CrazyChucky 1804 by CrazyChucky
This was made for a class anthology in my Intro to Sequential Art class; as a class, we nominated and voted and chose "Duel" as the theme for which each of us had to make a one-page comic.

The event depicted is the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr; while it connotes opinions as to the character of the two men, the actual facts are, to my knowledge, accurate.

Also, I know the title is kind of random... I completely forgot, while designing my page, that we needed a title panel of some sort, so when I was reminded, I just used the first word of the comic. It works, I suppose.

(I used this image for reference: [link]
It's in the public domain, but I figure I should mention it anyway.)
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Goosebumps and sadness; That's what this comic is. Really intense last panel there.  Cry Simba 

10/10 feels  Sulley fall over 

DAMN YOU AARON BURR!!! Sherlock Emote - Angry 
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Cocohorse Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*cries*

Amazing work. :')
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CrazyChucky Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Thanks, glad you liked it!
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HeartStarOfMistClan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Last panel-- I was like.... NOOOOOOO Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu--- *Mouth covered by brother*
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history-nerd Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
An amazing piece of work, I love it!
However, while my sympathies tend to go to Alexander Hamilton, world and persons aren't painted black and white, and while Burr was hardly a pleasant fellow, he was one of the first advocates of women's suffrage, and could be quite generous. He may not have had the virtue of a Washington or a Franklin, but he wasn't the scoundrel he was so oftenly depicted.
Besides, I've heard that Hamilton had manipulated the trigger of his pistols so they would require less pressure to fire and thus be more deadly. Historians speculated that all his speeches about wanting to preserve his opponent's life were to ruin Burr if Hamilton were to be killed. So, I think it's quite difficult to draw line in the sand here.
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CrazyChucky Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
As fun as speculation is, it's still speculation. I make no claim to know the true relative merits of the men in question, I just think it's fun to make comics about them sometimes. : )

By the way, have you read Burr, by Gore Vidal? I did so just recently. It is a fun read!
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You know, it's very ironic. Alexander was born as an illegitimate child, and therefore had little to no family. Then, he married Elizabeth, and made his own family. In the end, however, it was he who was forced to leave her (in death, of course).
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CrazyChucky Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Interesting, I hadn't thought of that.
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Tecna-assassin13 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I cried in the end.. Amazing job with bringing out the emotions.
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kenzieiscool Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is extremely intense. I like it a lot.
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