Mad Men – Rebirth

Dick Whitman becomes Don Draper

Dick Whitman becomes Don Draper

My friends over at Illo Confidential have put together a blog post of Mad Men-inspired illustrations and I contributed this piece.

I didn’t really want to draw Don Draper in a suit and tie, and I honestly don’t like the guy very much. So I thought about drawing him before he became Don Draper, or at the moment when he made the decision to take his name [spoiler alert?]. It’s possible he was a decent guy, just a hard-working country boy trying to survive the Korean War.

I like to think of this as the last-known photograph of Dick Whitman.