For all of you who knew my husband, Sam Talley, he has passed away and has gone to Heaven to be with our Lord. He sure liked being a member of this wonderful group of people and has had many pleasant moments writing history for this group. Just wanted you to know the reason you have not heard from him lately. Sincerely, Kathleen Talley
I took this picture last August during a delivery up that way. BC Hydro wants to cover this with several hundred feet of water. I think it's a shame because, not only is it beautiful but produces a quite a few cattle. Just past where the sun is shining on the water is where the Halfway River enters the Peace.…Continue
Pat Bertram has posted a small piece of my Partners novel on her Dragon My Feet blog. It can be seen at http://dragonmyfeet.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/excerpt-from-partners-by-d-m-mcgowan/
Hope you like it.
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March 30, 2012
Although he didn't admit it, I think my "Land of Disenchantment" idea gave Johnny D. Boggs heartburn. I emailed him this morning and told him if he'd give me the weekend I'd get him something less edgy and more history minded. Whipped this out before I came into work:
March 29, 2012
Went home for lunch and worked on a cover concept for Johnny Boggs and the Western Writers of America who have their convention in Albuquerque on June 15. Since it's the centennial year for both Arizona and New Mexico I suggested a cavalcade of history style cover illustration. I grew up on these collages of historic figures mashed together. However, as I got to going on it, I noticed that everyone looked rather unhappy. So, this is called "The Land of…Continue
March 29, 2012
Working on the next installment of Graphic Cinema where-in we catch up with Wyatt Earp at the so-called Mescal Springs fight in March of 1882. I have a hunch he wore different head gear in the brush than he did in town (you see photographic evidence of this with George Parsons posing in the studio with completely different clothing that he wears out on the trail than what he wears to work in Tombstone).
March 28, 2012
I have been accused of being anti-Earp. Although I don't see it that way, I do understand the criticism. As I have been developing the latest Graphic Cinema for True West I have been sketching the frontier marshal with, what I would call, an unflinching eye. Some might see it as negative.…Continue
I don't know about y'all, but I love this website. It's a great respite from all the crap going on in this world. I often think (and wish) I'd been born in the early 1800's instead of the mid 1900's. Granted, the life expectancy for a man at…Continue
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March 27, 2012
Had a small wedding party in our back yard last Saturday night. Here are a couple of photos John Beckett took of the fandango, starting with the newlyweds, Amy Pattarapan Pothong and Thomas Charles Bell:
Here's the latest extension of the Bell…Continue
Ex- Pistolero, now Rancher James Walker heads into Dodge City to clear up issues concerning the sale of some land and get supplies. James witnesses the closing events of a poker game, with Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Johnny Ringo and others when a cowboy tries to kill Doc Holliday at the Long Branch Saloon. Shortly thereafter, James heads home to his ranch to find his wife and daughter raped and murdered by seven men. James is ambushed by Indians, James is in pursuit of Cooper's…
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March 26, 2012
Back from a week in Rocky Point, Mexico. Great beach, great food and great downtime (no internet access for five days!). Spent the time drawing, drinking and napping (in that order).
Worked hard on the story and the characters, especially the main character. Here's a page of graphic cinema pastiche:
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THE GOOD OLD DAYS
March 25, 2012
Dear Friends, Family and Fans,
Lots of exciting news this week! First Stan has written his quarterly new blog post on his home page…
Does anyone know much about Knox Lee around July 1887 in Globe ? What happened to him after July 16, 1887 at Bakers Butte and how did he get out of The Yuma Prison after only 15 months ? Any and all information will be appreicated ! Thank you........
I've always been fascinated with the exploits of the Mountain Men / Trappers that truely were the first to open up the west, but one man always stood out and that was, in my mind, Christopher "Kit" Carson.
I'm reading a book now titled "Blood and Thunder, The Epic story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West" by Hampton Sides and I can't put it down. It came out in 2006 and I wish I had bought it then.
My Pa had gave me his copy of "Kit Carson's Own Story of His…Continue
If you think drug addiction is a recent problem, look back into the annals of the old west and beyond. Laudanum (an alcoholic tincture of opium) was widely used in the 1800's as a pain reliever before aspirin came onto the scene. Here’s some notable users: Lord Byron, Kate Chopin, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe. Its use is mentioned in many literary works. Victorian women were…Continue
Some of the best photos of the old west era, enjoy...
Just watched this movie very good based on a real story props were to a point were accurate so discrepancies on gun holsters ( some drop-legs) but over all a good movie Val Kilmer as a older Wyatt Earp channeled Kurt Russel's Earp in Tombstone