UPDATE 2: An audio interview with Rich describing the scene after Trooper Daryl Caswell’s death. (Yes, we know you’re Scottish, Rich. That’s why Miss Moneypenny likes you, Mr. Bond!) Check it out after the jump!
This time, Richard has dropped into Afghanistan to cover the Canadian troops still stationed there. He’s just arrived in-country and his first reactions and dispatches have begun appearing on the National Post’s web site. UPDATE: And Rich has the lead position of today’s edition locked up too (above, left).
The National Post’s blog intro: “Richard Johnson is in Kandahar, continuing a tradition of news combat art dating back to before the First World War. His biggest influences are artist Howard Brodie and foreign correspondent Joseph Galloway.
“Brodie was doing it for the humanity of all and Joe was doing it so that no one forgot the sacrifices that were being made by young men and women far from home.”
Richard’s mandate is to write and draw everyday life for Canadian troops in Kandahar province.
So, keep Rich (and all the hundreds of other war correspondents) in your thoughts, and follow along with his progress and reportage here.
Hear the audio interview on the jump…