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.
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: