CULTURE & ARTS
05/28/2013 01:43 pm ET

World War II Drawings By Weston Emmart Go Viral After His Grandson Posts Them Online (PHOTOS)

Weston Emmart / Alex Emmart

Many grandparents tell stories with such vivid descriptions their families can almost visualize the action. Talented illustrator Weston Emmart took his storytelling skills a step further, drawing his memories to best capture and share every single moment.

During his time serving in World War II, Emmart created a series of drawings depicting the cartoonish realities of war, from booming explosions to unwanted snoring. The internet caught a glimpse of the captivating comics when his grandson Alex posted them in honor of Memorial Day.

In an email to the Huffington Post Alex praised his grandfather's artistic talents, noting that after the war he continued his passion, pursuing a career in advertising while creating watercolors on the side. Emmart passed away a few days ago at the age of 90, survived by many children and grandchildren who are artists themselves.

Take a look at Emmart's impressive illustrations in the slideshow below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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World War II Sketches By Weston Emmart
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