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Week one hundred of Operation Graphite – theme: Centurion.

Shock - Cenurion

The Roman Empire, depending what historians you listen too, one might either come away thinking, ” Wow, what an amazing history, ” or “Boy, these guys were a bunch of assholes.” But if you want to run a large empire, I guess you have to be prepared to crucify a few hundred thousand people. Rome is a rich and complicated beast. Just grazing the history one can find some of the most innovative and impressive, and then also the most vulgar and destitute. But, with out Rome, there would be no Hedonism Bot.

Shock – Centurion

The theme for week one hundred of Operation Graphite will be: Centurion.


For the Centennial Grey Op, I wanted a theme that had numerical significance. The first idea that came to mind was the word Centurion, and after listening to one of the podcasts that accompany me on my ungodly commute, the the rise and fall of the Roman Empire was on my mind. While we do not have to strictly focus on a commander of one hundred Roman soldiers, the Roman Military is pretty much the theme, whether it be the Roman expeditionary forces, or the Emperor’s Praetorian Guard.

Please submit any drawing or painting, using traditional or digital media, that fits the theme: Centurion.

All art work is due on Thursday, 1.23.13. Submissions will be published the following Friday, 1.24.13

Centurion illustration by Mark Zug.