Richard E. Merkling Visual Timeline

In 2015, my grandfather, Richard E. Merkling, turned ninety years old. For his birthday celebration, I compiled all of the stories that he had told me and I had written down over the years. The resulting book, Steady, also gave me fantastic content to do this visual timeline of his life.

Visual timeline of the life of Richard E. Merkling.

I only recently scanned the timeline, which at just over eighteen-and-a-half feet long, is the largest chart I've ever drawn. 

The full-resolution version of the timeline can be downloaded here

Here's a time lapse video of the timeline being drawn:

Time lapse of drawing a graphic of the life of Richard E. Merkling, my grandfather, who just celebrated his 90th birthday