Here are some more character designs from Two Bad Pilgrims. John & Elinor Billington were Francis & Johnny’s mom and dad. The passengers on the Mayflower comprised 2 groups: the Saints and the Strangers. The Saints were the Puritans who wanted to found a colony where they could practice a Christianity free from the corruption of their religion in Europe.
The Strangers weren’t necessarily religious, but came to the New World for a variety of reasons. The Billingtons were among the Strangers, and their reason for the voyage was to escape debt. John Billington was certainly no saint—he was a bully who constantly antagonized Miles Standish to the point that Standish took legal action against him. Eventually, John Billington met his end by making history: he was the first man in the New World to be hanged for murder.
I’ve drawn John & Elinor shabby-genteel, a couple who once had money but have fallen on hard times.
John Manders Illustration
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