Ogerita

Here’s something completely different.

This is the Ogerita, a gas electric trolley car that ran on the Missouri and Kansas Interurban Railway, known as the Strang Line, from 1906-1908.  The railroad was owned by William B. Strang Jr., a land developer in Johnson County, KS.  The car was named after his niece.

This image was created in Adobe Illustrator using historic black and white photos as references.  (Thank you to the Overland Park Historical Society for those reference images.)  Period news clippings mention at the railroad painted their trolleys vermilion, so that’s the color I used.  I also consulted David Holland, an amateur railroad historian and my father, for additional references and explanations of how it all looked.  (Thanks, Dad.  I finally drew a train car like you’ve been wanting me to do for years.)

A print can be purchased here.

Ogerita
Edit:  I had previously stated the car was named after his wife.  It was actually named after his niece.

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Standing Up to the Bullies – Image 13

Here’s the thirteenth of thirteen images.

Standing Up to the Bullies by Ashley Kazery, commissioned by Learning A-Z, illustrated by me.

[Edit: I’ve updated the image.  This is the final they’re using for the book.]

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Standing Up to the Bullies – Image 7

Here’s the seventh of thirteen images.

Standing Up to the Bullies by Ashley Kazery, commissioned by Learning A-Z, illustrated by me.

(This one was a little complicated, but I’m glad I did it.  My favorite for this book.)

[Edit: I’ve updated the image.  This is the final they’re using for the book.]

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