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American in Berlin Colour by humon American in Berlin Colour by humon
More late night sketching.
I felt these guys needed a colour picture, most of all because people seem to think the American has blue eyes and the German is blond. He's supposed to have light graying hair. Generals are rarely young after all, especially during the first world war. ;)

And they have names now. Well, they've been having names for a long time, but now you know them.

EDIT: I have no idea why Benjamin's eyebrows ended up looking like that. They are supposed to be the same shade of grey as his hair, only less warm, and did on my other computer. Now they just look weird. I'll have to do something about that later.

EDIT: What's wrong with the German having a Jewish name? What makes you guys think he isn't Jewish? There were plenty of Jews in the German military before WW2. His religion just doesn't matter to the story because Jews weren't yet seen as a big problem in Germany, least of all in Berlin where the story takes place.
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Rasgonras Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
Interesting thing is, Benjamin is quite the german name. They never really associated it with jews, because christianity.
just-here--to-read Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Too bad Humon never really continued this story. I was really looking forward to it. 
Hinata-Aron Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I love their names and backgrounds this is such an amazing story to me (might be because I'm a slight history freak) I love Colin's tie color too ^^
LoVe-3N Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
LoVe-3N Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Can I finish this comic for you? I would credit you, and it would only be like one comic of my version of the ending in my head.
LoVe-3N Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student General Artist
here it is.
may1325 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I usually don't do things like plead to a author or anything, but the story line for this is just too perfect for me not plead to you! Please do more of this!
Mardefune Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Writer

MCsweg Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
why u no make more comics about these guys?!
YuXavier Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist
"Benjamin" isn't even a specifically Jewish name in Germany. I don't know about back then, but today a lot of guys are called Benjamin here. Just like Sarah and Eva are actually Jewish names which absolutely doesn't matter and didn't back then (think of Eva Braun).
AIRanimechiic Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well even if he's not blonde-hair blue-eyeed, at least he's blue-eyebrowed xDDD ~.~
TayTazer Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I honestly thought Benjamin would be blond too, because all I have to go by in the way of Germans in cartoons is Germany from Hetalia who is EXTREMELY blond. But now that I understand the hair thing, I find it interesting that he has such young daughters when he's obviously got a little age.
athena139 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist
I love these characters you made. I am really interested in where there story's headed. I really like how much world history you tell in most of you comics.
geometryidentity Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
While you are by no means impeccable, I've never really had a major (or minor) problem with your art up until this point. I know that you say that you're working on your expressions, and it does show, I usually love your expressions, but I just had to point this out: Colin has the same stupid snarky "smarm brow" expression in every single panel he has appeared in so far, and I find that really unappealing and disappointing.
Mangahorsegrl787 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
It's cause he's obnoxious and full of himself like Niels..
CarlandFriends Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
JustAlchemy Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these guys and my friends definitely know it. Surprisingly I didn't think of... Colin (I'm so used to referring to him are the American Sugar Daddy) with blue eyes and happen to think that brow suits him very well, though admittedly I too thought of Benjamin with blonde hair. I'm very much looking forward to the next one with these guys, I just love your work.
nevermind8672 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
How are they weird on your computer? Do they look blue on yours too?
MoHarri Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I think both of their names fit them very well, and I love their coloring, surprisingly, I didn't notice Benjamin's eyebrows until you mentioned it.
FeaturelessMask Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I really like how you did their eyes
ImperialeBotin Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
The weirdest thing is... in my mind I keep pronouncing Benjamin like you would in English, even though I KNOW he's German and his name probably has the German pronunciation.
Beebo Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
People can be ignorant of history.

I love Benjamin. And something tells me I can expect good things from Colin? <3

*flails* I love stories in this time frame. I love history. I LOVE YOUR WRITING AND ART! UGH! TAKE MY MONEY!
AskoII Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If Benjamin is a Jew I hope he somehow got out from Germany before WW2 :ohnoes:
Pyrotactick Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Sapphire-Ink Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Everybody thinks he's blond coz of Hetalia ;)
Jobsicon Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
marlog Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student General Artist
my god he's not blond!! thank you!!
hp931 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I will be following this story now.... not that I wasn't already. XD
LordMarconius Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
The eyebrows likely look different because your monitor colors are set up different on your other computer.

I have a dual screen setup with two different monitors and the colors are always just a liiiiiittle bit different. So annoying. XD
supernova1331 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Wait. I'm confused. When exactly does this take place? WWII is the cutoff for every history class I have ever had (from the USA). And why exactly is Colin in Germany?
Harrylover92 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
It takes place after WWI. He's in Germany to experiment, or at least that's what Humon implied.
Zalices-army Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Colin is my brothers name and dear god he acts like a jerk just like this guy! WHY ARE ALL COLINS AROUND ME LIKE THIS!!!!!
Lady-Lot Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
I really want you to continue this comic. It's a somehow serious subject coming from you and I feel so intrigued as to what it's going to happen.
hiperanimefreek Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
If Colin's not from New York I think I may cry, I adore the accent I gave him in my mind, it suites his face so well.
SarcasmAndWit Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this comic. Yay! Color!
EllanEriksson Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
It wasn't all that uncommon with Jews in the SS or SA either.
One of Hitler's closest men was an anti-nazi soo... Just felt I needed to say that thinking of the comments about Benjamins name. :)

I just adore these two so much.. I don't know why but.. I do! :D
Fabulicious12 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I ADORE this comic I hope you continue with these characters more. I really feel for Benjamin :'<
Foxyvixy Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Nice to see them in color. Of course there were lots of Jews in Germany before WW2, I think that needs no further explanation.

I also thought Benjamin was blond, I had no idea of Colin's though... XD
glockers Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
oh I always pictured the german blonde :(
cris22 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Wow, if he is a jew you really foucked him in this story
GrassGreenPillow Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
No, the two of them will fall in love and move to America and live happily ever after.
BornOfTheMoon Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Epic win.
Rose13Red Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I luv this strip and these characters, even though the story disturbs me. We'll see if I can continue to bear to watch, right now I'm watching through my fingers. So...mission accomplished I guess...keep up the good work!
Missymumu1 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, I think these are the names my subconscious invented for them, because when I read the names, it didn't surprise me, and, as strange as it may sound, it was almost like I always knew their names. Of course, this is likely due to the fact that they just look like a Colin and Benjamin, but still. I felt like a Jedi.
Mystieka-Senko Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I am so glad to see you have not given up on these two yet! So curious to see where their story will go!
ScarlettP Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
On your second edit comment: :clap: Hear hear!

But I'm scratching my head at the fact that it apparently needed to be pointed out so specifically.
ManMadeHuman Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I firstly thought that Colin's name is Charles, and Benjamins was Manfred but theese are cool too!
Deathra-Sorrows Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I like Benjamin better than Collin lol I too imagine Collin referring to him as Benji xD
Tillariina Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I find it funny how people react to the name Benjamin. It's not only a Jewish name, but also Christian and Muslim. So, it's likely that German men had the name Benjamin in the time of WW1 and long before that. It's mentioned in the Bible, after all.

Benjamin is a good old name. Stop whining about it, please.
Zieberich Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Also Benjamin is a popular name in Germany? At least in modern times.
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