Sketching Bradley Manning

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As the Bradley Manning trial presses on at Fort Meade, Maryland, artist Clark Stoeckley (of Wikileaks Truck fame) documents the proceedings in sketches. So far, the artists tells us he has compiled over 300 drawings from both sides of the gallery, the jury box, and the live video feed. The renderings are set to be published by OR Books in September as a graphic novel, which is an appropriate format for an epic conflict between good and evil. The previews of Stoeckley's graphic novel look very exciting, but what we find most compelling about the project is Stoeckley's commitment to the trial and to Manning, and the mundane details of the process that he captures through his daily practice of drawing and observation.


Day 1 of the trial

 
Captain Hunter Whyte, David Coombs, Bradley Manning


Courtroom observers wearing shirts that read "truth" have been mandated by officials to turn them inside-out.


Sometimes, Stoeckley's subjects respond directly.


Stoeckley updated his drawing of Milliman to include an overlooked mustache.


View of the courtroom


Bradley Manning


Sgt. Chad Madaras, former intelligence analyst alongside Manning


Cornel West (unfinished sketch) 

 
Nathan Fuller of Bradley Manning Support Network


The Media Gallery