March 4, 2010
I was filing some artwork in my art morgue (where terminal art goes to die) and I ran across a comic strip that ran in the New Times
in the seventies. My high school life was still quite raw in my mind
and I created this strip called "Fakeout" about a young high school
girl with horn rim glasses who, in 1963, is visited by her future self
and gets to go back in time and live… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 4, 2010 at 4:20pm —
To Be Working". That scene came from a very funny movie that I was watching the other day called (Shanghai Noon) starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. They were in Jail trying to break out so that they could find Princess Pei Pei and get the Gold.I recommend that if you don't have this movie in your video library, then you should buy it or rent it now.Happy Trails Pardner.
Added by Robert L. Heighes on March 4, 2010 at 3:16pm —
If you have not already heard, Wyoming's Gov. Dave Freudenthal signed into law on Wednesday a state code of "Cowboy Ethics."
One of our readers, Tom Winiecki of Phoenix, Arizona, e-mailed Bob Boze Bell to tell him he read about the news in today's Arizona Republic
. "I believe that the state of Arizona would be a better place if we could enact it here," he says.
It certainly… Continue
Added by Meghan Saar on March 4, 2010 at 2:30pm —
I came across this quote today that made me think of what we try to do here at True West
"...create a society to match the scenery."
Here's Wallace Stegner's full quote, in case you're interested:
"Angry as one may be at what careless people have done and still do to a noble habitat, it is hard to be pessimistic about the West. This is the native home of hope.… Continue
Added by Meghan Saar on March 3, 2010 at 3:00pm —
As Jackie passes out, the other Indians replied" There must be some real strong shit in that pipe. That scene was from a very funny movie that I was watching the other day called (Shanghai Kid) starring Jackie Chan. If you don't own this flick then I would recommend that you buy it or rent it.Watch it now pardner.
Added by Robert L. Heighes on March 3, 2010 at 1:22pm —
March 3, 2010
We are getting ready for our first annual True West photo contest. Winners will get a chance to be published in True West magazine. Here are the four categories we will be awarding first-place prizes:• Historic Spot• Landscape… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 3, 2010 at 11:28am —
March 3, 2010
On Monday The Arizona Republic
reported that Tiger Woods was seeking treatment for sex addiction at a private residence in Cave Creek. When I got into the office someone cornered me and said, "Your wife is a therapist. You can tell me, is Tiger at your house?"
I can categorically state that Tiger Woods is not at my house at the current time. He and I are hardly friends and while my wife… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 3, 2010 at 10:30am —
March 3, 2010
Went home for lunch yesterday and worked on a separate scratchboard to "marry" to the Lt. Joseph Ives scratchboard I posted earlier. Here's the new bottom:
Here are the sketches I utilized to get there:…
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 3, 2010 at 9:00am —
Thank you to all of you that have contacted your favorite Western music DJ’s requesting our CD Single. “The Ballad of Blazing Saddles” and “Railroad Agent Man” are really taking off because of your support! Thank You! and keep it up!
Added by The Cross Town Cowboys on March 2, 2010 at 9:50pm —
March 2, 2010
As I mentioned, over the weekend I was cleaning out the garage and found a drawer full of photos chewed to shreds by packrats. However, one photo survives and it's a very early shot of our band The Exits:
A couple notes: Yes, a packrat bit out of the top of the photo and two, notice that the film was developed in May… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 2, 2010 at 4:30pm —
He Is So Brave, Why Is He Wearing A Dress"?That scene was from a very funny movie that I was watching the other day called (Shanghai Noon) starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. Jackie was doing a little Kung-Fu fighting with some Indians while he was wearing his Chinese Wardrobe. If you don't own this movie then you should buy it or rent it. You'll be laughing all day parnder.
Added by Robert L. Heighes on March 2, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Gerry Barker and the Four Kings have been active, albeit quiet, members of The reinactment community for dozens of years. Those of you who have been supported by Cleburne's Wagon Corps or attended Brice's Crossroads last year were supported by Gerry Barker and the Four Kings who moved water, provisions and items of every shape and description to provide a rare glimpse of living in the animal powered 19th Century that we rarely contemplate between our discussions of jacket… Continue
Added by Unkle Sherman on March 2, 2010 at 1:43pm —
March 2, 2010
Went to yoga this morning for the first time in a month. Felt good.
Mark Boardman flew in yesterday and we went over editorial plans for the rest of the year. Lots of good ideas all around. I'm very excited about what we have coming up. He spent the night at our house and took off this morning for Shakespeare, New Mexico and points beyond.
Speaking of Mark, last week I put out the word that I needed a photo of Lt.… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 2, 2010 at 9:54am —
Mountains". Now I kept my end of the bargain, dig me out. Jackie hands him a pair of Chinese (chop sticks). That scene was from a very funny movie that I was watching the other day called (Shanghai Kid) starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. If you don't own this film then I recommend that you rent it soon. There is plenty of laughs to go around on this Western spoof pardner.
Added by Robert L. Heighes on March 1, 2010 at 2:00pm —
March 1, 2010
Over the weekend I worked on a scratchboard illustration of a general who lost several times in the Civil War and still ended up with a mountain range in Arizona named for him (along with a fort and a road):
The challenge: how to illustrate General McDowell as a loser without denigrating his character? Well, how about… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on March 1, 2010 at 10:34am —