Mike Fay, working and walking in the shoes of Kerr Eby (1890-1946) and other famous combat artists, is now retired from the U.S. Marine Corps and publishing a book about his tours of duty and deployment on his web site.
Michael Fay and his fiancée, Janis, who will be married on 10 October of this year at the newly completed chapel at the National Museum of the U.S. Marine Corps, in Triangle, VA, adjacent to the Quantico marine base.
You can read the first two chapters by clicking on the link above which will bring up Chapter Two. Simply scroll down to the introduction and the first chapter. Meanwhile, here are some illustrations that appear within the text.
Michael Fay has done what few among us ever has -- to the everlasting credit of the profession of illustration. Good luck, Mike, congratulations all around, to you and Janis, and on the auspicious occasion of your retirement and all the wonderful possibilities for the future.
In the tradition of Kerr Eby and other great American combat artists, Michael Fay of the U.S. Marine Corps has brought to life -- as only artwork can -- the lives of our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq in his web log Fire and Ice. Here are some examples of his excellent work taken directly from his blog. Click on the images to enlarge them.
Michael Fay's studio in this digital age.
This is the Marine whose drawing and photo in the monitor is shown in the photo above.