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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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o-maria Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
this is beautiful<3 though i must say i like burr equally as much as hamilton...but i absolutely can't stand jefferson. his politics appeal to me but as a person...i don't think we'd get along at all.
admit it, the villians are always more interesting XD
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Tophatrat Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
I really love the dramatic feel to this.
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Mista-Heesh Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
GOOD LORD. This is amazing!!!!!!!!!!! :faint:
:cries: Poor Hammy!!!!! >/////< I love this so very much--the style and everything!!!
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Eridanis-Requiem Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Student General Artist
This is really just one of the most beautiful things ever.
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CrazyChucky Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Thank you, I'm glad you like it.
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vertigeaux Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
This makes my day. God I'm going to cry.
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CrazyChucky Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Glad you like it. I may be a Jeffersonian, but even Hamilton makes a good hero opposite Burr.
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sandyleaf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
This is so brilliant. Ah, I love your comics... <3
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CrazyChucky Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Thank you! I hope to be getting a few more done pretty soon. It's been a while.
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sandyleaf Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
Oh, please do~ =D
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T-demon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
I rather prefer Jefferson over Hamilton, but Hamilton over Burr. >> It's a good picture, a lot of emotion. Especially the second row last panel where he's shot. You can almost feel the pain. Good job. ^^
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vertigeaux Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
I like Tom for his philosophy. While I completely disagree with Alex' politics, I love him the most as a character.
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CrazyChucky Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
I actually have that same hierarchy of admiration. Jefferson is one of my favourite people ever, Hamilton I can like and respect even if I (at least my more idealistic side) would like to disagree with him, but Burr... Burr I just love to hate. It's so fun, and so easy! And I'm glad you like the comic. Have you, by any chance, seen the later multi-page comic I did about the Election of 1800? Same characters, very different tone.

I really should do another cross-hatching thing like this... It was quite fun.
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T-demon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
Yes, yes, the one with the flying pigs. I actually linked a few friends to that one. It was funny because yesterday[day I saw it] before I had some on I drew a chibi picture of Hamilton standing in front of Burr and Jefferson going, "...Jefferson would be a better president...." Jefferson looks shocked, "Woah, seriously?" Burr is just pissed looking and then a group of people in the back are like, "Wow, Burr must have pissed off Hamilton big time."
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lilium1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Wow, I cannot express how much I love this, especially the last two panels. I'm a huge Alexander Hamilton fan. I also love the way it was drawn, the cross hatching just makes me go squeee <3
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CrazyChucky Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
I'm glad you like it! Oddly enough, I'm actually more of a Jefferson fan... But Hamilton was cool too. The Federalist Papers certainly rock. (Some of my friends used to say that I could connive an answer to any conceivable question out of Federalist 10.)

I should do some more cross-hatching like this sometime...
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