This Dogs of War illustration features the Russian KV2. It was a massive tank in its day. A huge 152mm howitzer was mounted in a battle ship style turret. It was slow, top heavy and cumbersome but almost impervious to attack. These dogs appear to run down a locals bicycle. They must have not been looking where they were going!
Tags: dogs, armour, dogs-of-war, illustration, army
In 1973 Rosenhan and his pals conducted a number of psychological experiments to determine the validity of diagnosis of mental patients. They sent participants to various mental hospitals who all complained of the same symptoms, (hearing voices). None of them were actually insane but all were diagnosed with schizophrenia. All were admitted and made to take anti-psychotic drugs. They then behaved normally and said they no longer had symptoms. There were released but were charged with continuing to take medication and were diagnosed with their condition in remission. The study showed that there appeared to be no way for the doctors to tell the genuinely insane from the sane when diagnosing their condition. Concerned the mental institutions asked form more people to be sent so they could improve their diagnosis process and detect the impostors. Following the request they identified lots of people they suspected of being impostors and reported back to Rosenhan their findings. In response Rosenhan told them he had sent no one!
Tags: sanity, insane, nerd, geek, experiment
My first Dogs of War comic is here! This one concerns the Germans and their bad habit of over confidence and over engineering everything. German tanks were high spec and high quality but many broke down before they even made it into the fight.
Tags: illustration, drawing, comics, cartoon, army
I'm not entirely sure where this idea came from but out there in nature everything is food for something else. I also keep thinking that if these 2 lizards succeed then they would both disappear entirely. om nom nom.
Tags: drawing, illustration, om-nom-nom, ying-yang, palaentology
The Churchill tank was Great Britain's entry level heavy tank at the beginning of WW2. it was designed before the war and draws heavily on what was learned about tank warfare during WW1. Think Armour, flat sides and high tracks that could cross trenches was the doctrine at the time and so such the Churchill suffered from having no angled faces capable of deflecting enemy fire. Even so it was a good vehicle and performed admirably for its crews.
Tags: illustration, dogs, dog, ww1, winston-churchill
The Russian made T34 was one of the best, most rugged and practical tanks of ww2. This fighting vehicle was innovative and easy to mass produce. Although not the best tank of the war, in great numbers it was an effective weapon and one of the best fielded by the Soviet Union. This one is crewed by those pesky dogs of war and is an up-gunned version of the original T34 design. The T34/85
Tags: artsy, communist, cccp, animals, graphic
part 2 of my dogs of war illustrations. This time it's a Sherman tank with a crew full of fuzzy hounds. The Sherman was a medium tank manufactured in America and fielded by the allies in WW2. This version is a firefly which is a British modification sporting a different turret and a 17 pounder gun that was more capable of knocking out a heavy German tank like the Tiger than the standard Sherman armourment.
Tags: guns, g-i, world-war-two, dogs-of-war, pets