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Gotta Love GITMO

OCTOBER 16, 2007
"Growing Old At GITMO" AD: Angela Moore
This is a cover for the Santa Fe Reporter's piece about a 26 year old Muslim young man who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.  He was arrested, at the age of 21, in the company of "suspected" Al Qaeda recruits.  His lawyer won his release a couple years ago but the government has not complied.  The prisoner has been held at GITMO for 1/4 of his life.

The article is entitled "Growing Old At GITMO".  My intention was to use the growth of a beard on a young man's face as an indication of the time that has passed. 
I put the "Rough" in rough sketches!  Here's a couple sketches that led to the final illo.
An then the actual cover.
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