August 17, 2011

Animals and Mankind: A Steadfast Companionship...

This is a new illustration I did for Richard Solomon's "Animals and Mankind" theme.

The subject is famed sled dog racer Leonhard Seppala, and his lead Siberian Husky, Togo.  They are pictured in Alaska, during the 1925 Serum Run to Nome.  

Seppala and Togo completed the most treacherous leg of the race, helping to deliver medicine.  In doing so, they saved the city of Nome, AK from an epidemic.