"American Reds" is a PBS documentary about the Communist Party in America from the 1920s through the 1960s. There were a number of scenes that needed to be recreated, and the direcor brought me on to illustrate those scenes. We wanted to go with black and white and to give them a kind of film noir look.

This drawing is one shot from a scene about a union organizer's efforts in a small southern town in the 1930s.

 

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