Beautiful, Minimal Webcomic on 1940s Dairy Farming
We're loving The Illustrated Journals Of A Dairy Farmer In 1941, a beautiful, minimal, and fascinating webcomic based upon the detailed diaries of New York dairyman W. G. Pope, drawn by his great-grandson Lucas Adams. Check it out!
In the early 1940s William George Pope, and his wife Mildred “Moodie” Pope, left Utica, NY and bought a farm. They named it High Acres, and started raising Ayeshire Cattle. Pope had been an engineering teacher up to this point in his life, but his passion for High Acres is made clear in the daily journals he kept. In spare and unsentimental language, Pope describes the weather, goings on at the farm, he and his wife Moodie’s social life, and occasional mentions of the war overseas, in which his two sons were serving.
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Illustration by Lucas Adams