April 28 2011
Flying out to Burbank this afternoon to attend the Santa Clarita Festival. Speaking tomorrow at the Repertory East Playhouse in downtown Santa Clarita, then on Saturday I'll be on a True Grit panel discussing the two movies and the book. I will sign books afterwards. All of this takes place at Melody Ranch in the Buckaroo Bookstore.
"As far as I'm concerned, 'whom' is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a…Continue
April 27, 2011
My good friend Allen Barra just weighed in on the Kevin Jarre string of posts on my recent blog. For those of you who will miss this because it's buried in a distant post, here it it fresh and raw:
April 27, 2011
Got up this morning and grabbed a sunset study out of my M file. Added a vaquero on a palomino (poached from a recent issue of True West, of the artist Ed Borein on horseback in a parade). Got it about half done, but had to go into the office.
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April 27, 2011
Got this from Jeff Hildebrandt today:
He crouches on a grassy perch above the prairie;
Flint eyed, focused where each sunrise
brings with it the
April 26, 2011
Over the weekend I found an unfinished illustration of Flint Carney (I think he came out and posed for this image in 1994 when I was hot on the trail of Geronimo). Last Saturday I was working on something else, a commission (see below), so I immediately stopped doing the work I was supposed to be doing and bailed into this.
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April 25, 2011
I have always been mesmerized by heatwaves. It's no accident that the name of the cafe where The Doper Roper and Honkytonk Sue hang out in, is called the Heatwave Cafe.
As a young kid traveling with my family, I distinctly remember seeing that high desert phenom of rippling heatwaves at the crest of a hill, on Route 66, west of Holbrook, 1950s, and an oncoming car floating in that heatwave, suspended in mid-air.
April, 25, 2011
Had a nice Easter get together yesterday at our house. Deena and Frank drove in from LA, Thomas and Pattarapan drove up from Phoenix. James Radina drove in from San Diego. Brad and the "The Prom King" EJ Radina drove in from Peoria and Debbie Radina motored in from Surpise and brought Grandma Betty from Sun City.
Much of the talk was about the rattler who ate the Easter Bunny.
On Saturday I went out to feed the…Continue
For those who don't me, name is Stoney Greywolf Bowers -- For introduction review at
published author of Reflerctions From The Wilderness A Cowboys Journey.
Documented experiences of this working cowboy, while interacting with
other Anwrican Cowboys and Native Americans from Alaska, to the
great NWand SW Regions of my Beautiful America.
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April 22, 2011
After lunch today, I noodled a couple more sketches of Dixxy Diamond.
Too femme fatale and ditzy (Ditzy Diamond!) although I could see Joan Cusack playing her. This next sketch has some potential although I'm not fond of the fireman…Continue
April 22, 2011
Got up this morning early and decided to do a concept sketch of a new super hero cowgirl character I am noodling.
Don't ask me how wide that hat brim goes, but it's waayyyyyyy out there. Juni Fisher suggests that it is her foil and helps guide…Continue
April 21, 2011
Last Saturday I had the honor of attending Hugh O'Brian's 86th birthday party in Hollywood.
His birthday parties are legendary. A friend of Hugh O'Brian's, Jim Turner of film preservation fame, told me he has been to several of O'Brian's B-day parties, including his 77th birthday which included a Cinco De Mayo celebration and his 78th which included a chili cook-Off. His 79th which featured numerous guests hanging around his bar,…Continue
April 20, 2011
Saw a posting by Tim Fattig on Facebook at lunch time, saying that Kevin Jarre had passed. When I Googled it, I was stunned to see that he had died on April 3rd. For those of you who don't know, it was Kevin Jarre who wrote the best screenplay on Wyatt Earp that many of us have ever read.
If only they had let him film it.
In June of 1993 a group of Old West buffs, loosely calling ourselves The Renegades, met…Continue
April 20, 2011
Working hard on my Orme Ranch aerial illustration. Lots of due diligence on the dozens of buildings on the high, desert campus. Going up next Tuesday for one more plein air session and then on to finish.
Just perused David Spindell's photos from the Hugh O'Brian birthday party last Saturday in Hollywood. As soon as he gets me the images I'll post up my thoughts and impressions of the fun party with one of Benedict Canyon's oldest…Continue
“I’m a hang dog sinner, Claire and you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. I don’t have no aim or desire to be baptized. What I want a do before I die is see my horse. You take me to see Hog Eyes - then we’ll talk about it.”
Red Thompson, the former burly, 200 lb.…Continue
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April 19, 2011
When I was growing up, we had a kid at Mohave County Union High School nicknamed "Low Pants" Vance. He was a bad boy. I wonder if low pants have always meant rebellion? Did some of Geronimo's warriors swagger around with low slung breech cloths? Probably. I know my own son, Thomas Charles, went through a gangsta stage and wore his pants down around, well, you know:
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April 18, 2011
Back from Hollywood. Attended Hugh O'Brian's 86th birthday party at his magnificent home in Benedict Canyon on Saturday. My daughter Deena and her boyfriend Mike joined me. A full report and photos to come.
Finally finished the Billy the Kid episode, "The Language Lesson" for the next issue. Did three scenes today, finishing all three at lunch. Here's the Kid, in long johns, being confronted by a very angry…Continue
The partnership of Shirley Morris and Kathleen Kellermann, co-owners of Chroma Graphic Communications, continue along a new road nearly three decades after the two opened the doors to the award winning Orange County based graphic design and production company.
"My interest after…Continue
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April 15, 2011
Tax day. Scrambling to get ours in.
Also working hard to finish the next installment of Graphic Cinema, and correct all of the proofs for the June issue.
Grabbed this muy malo bandito scene out of my U file (unfinished) and tweaked it to express surprise.