The book is composed of 240 personal collections of illustrated stories of WWII friends and acquaintances of Bill Frake throughout his life travels and career. Throughout his life, he has been privileged to have known many WWII veterans, whether it was a chance meeting at a local store or a sit down dinner. He has gone on several WWII Reunions and met them, their wives, and their families. Bill gathered these "memories" from the men and women who experienced these "moments" as WWII veterans. It is they who Bill draws for. If he can bring a smile, chuckle, hopefully a good belly laugh, then he has accomplished what this book was intended.
About the Author
William H. Frake III began his career as an animator in major studios such as Warner Brothers, Disney, and Marvel. After working on numerous films, including Roger Rabbit, Iron Giant, and Ice Age, he wanted to pay homage to his veteran friends and to use his gift of drawing to honor their service to our country.The humor with which the veterans relayed their tales resonated with Frake as he sketched their experiences, and it's his hope that they'll bring joy and happiness to those who shared their stories.