Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Joe Bonham Project and Still in the Fight

Over the past couple weeks I've been very focused on two related projects, the Joe Bonham Project and Still in the Fight. The former is a partnership between the International Society of War Artists and the Society of Illustrators. The latter is a partnership between the Joe Bonham Project and a group of Nashville musicians led by Mike Corrado. Together, we are raising money for a Nashville recording session and a video to go with the song, Still in the Fight, being penned by Mike. Mike has already written several outstanding songs about the experiences of our warriors in the Global War on Terrorism: On My Watch Tonight, Stand and Lucky One.

In order to finance Still in the Fight we've set up a site where folks can donate. We've got a bunch of great perks for different levels of giving. The donation site is http://www.indiegogo.com/Still-in-the-Fight

This past week I was out in Colorado Springs covering the second annual Warrior Games. So far, as a war artist, I've embedded with and covered Marines in combat, in surgical trauma wards, and rehabilitation centers. Going to the Warrior Games brings my art full circle, covering our fully recovered warriors, some still on active duty and others medically retired, competing at a world-class Paralympic level at the US Olympic Committee Training Center in Colorado Springs. Stand by for art and stories of these exceptional Americans.

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