August 31, 2012
Tom Augherton and I went up to C-4 (Cave Creek Coffee Company) this morning at nine for breakfast. I had the half-assed breakfast burrito (as opposed to the big-assed breakfast burrito) and decaf. They have great breakfasts.
Over my half-assed breakfast burrito I discovered that Tom is getting some flak about taking over joint-custody of Peckasso.
"I thought Bob loved Peckasso?" Someone in his house…Continue
August 30, 2012
After my pool skimmer take down of Peckasso two days ago, the little, budding cock has been a saint. For two days in a row, he has gone outside in the morning, pecked around, came back in the studio, walking straight to his kennel and stepping inside. Of course, after he did this yesterday, I sweetened the procedure by putting a juicy slice of watermelon rind in his cage this morning. But, hey, it's awful sweet of the little booger to step into his…Continue
Stan Lynde's Cowboy Lore &Legend: Montana Facts is out at the blog. The new Latigo, Grass Roots, and Rovar Bob cartoons are online too.
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August 29, 2012
Long story short: played Wipeout at a band reunion in March of 2008, had a heart attack, had another in Kingman Regional Hospital, came out with four stents and a bushel of pills and an dire warning from my cardiovascular doctor: "If it comes from a cow I don't want you to go near it."
So, I found myself on the road this morning at the crack of dawn (walking towards the hill at the end of Stagecoach Road to increase my heartbeat for one…Continue
For those who can't wait on the snail mail, The Big Open is now out on Kindle, only $3.99 bb…Continue
August 28, 2012
Paul Hutton sent me an eBay listing for an old photograph that says "Arizona Camp." Sometimes old photos can be so exasperating. You see them, they scream out for clarification but all the photo says is Arizona Camp. No date, no context, no ID.Continue
August 28, 2012
Tweaked a scene this morning of Pastor Guenther meeting Al Sieber at San Carlos in the graphic novel on Mickey Free.Continue
August 27, 2012
Had a very nice weekend at home. Having trouble with my laptop in the studio. Won't let me post photos. Keeps grinding. Hate that. Time to blow another grand. Ha.
Started ten studies, finished four and ruined one. Here's the first one I finished, "The Lonely Bull".…Continue
August 26, 2012
Stayed home all weekend. Didn't even want to start the Flex. Been on the road all summer and just staying home seemed like jaded decadence.
Yesterday I experimented with a new painting technique I stumbled upon. I call it flooding gravity. loading up my brush with a little paint and a lot of water I flood the paper with it, then turn the pad upright allowing the water to run down, which creates great patterns. Kind of Japanese…Continue
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In his section on Eagle in Sierra County, New Mexico Territory, Patterson in his Historical Atlas of the Outlaw West noted that there was a location that he noted may well have been "the granddaddy of all outlaw hangouts" of the West. He was speaking of the ranch of Eugene Manlove Rhodes which is now included in the "White Sands Missile Range." Howard Lamar stated in his Reader's Encyclopedia of the American West that Rhodes lived in that area from at least 1882 until at least 1899.…Continue
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Okay, clothing experts, I have a question. My husband's ggg-grandmother made her living "turning the fabric" in families' garments. She would live with the family while she disassembled the suits and possibly other garments, turn the fabric inside out and resew the garments. This would help the garments wear longer.
Meanwhile, Jeff's also seen characters in western movies, usually shopkeepers, wearing leather cuffs over the cuffs of their shirts. We assumed that was to protect the…Continue
This is not really your typically Western movie in that it deals with modern issues and problems and is set in the middle and late 1940s. But, it is set in Texas and featured a prominent Texas-born war hero as the lead. The movie is, of course, Bad Boy which was released in 1949. Besides Audie Murphy, the film features Jane Wyatt, Lloyd Nolan, James Gleason, and Martha Vickers, and who could ever forget Rhys Williams as Audie's mean stepfather. I saw the movie on a local television…Continue
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August 24, 2012
Earlier this week, my production manager Robert Ray was looking for spot illustrations for our book feature in the next issue and he discovered a stash of my scratchboards in a filing cabinet. Most of them were crap, but found one this morning that kind of amazes me. First, a disclaimer: I agree with the below quote. Hardly anything I produce pleases me. I was on a panel several weeks ago and my painting of the Jame Gang taking the whole road on the…Continue
I have a question that I hope someone might be able to help me with. As we all know, recent drought conditions have made shorelines recede quite a ways. Because of this I have aquired an old safe. Does anyone know anything about this subject? The door is missing. After some clean-up I plan on using it as an end table or night stand. It is roughly 18"w X 21 1/2"h X 17"d and I'd say it's in the 300lb range. On the bottom there is a panel held on by 4 slotted screws. I'm soaking these with…Continue
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August 23, 2012
Had fun at the Arizona Constables Association dinner last night in Flagstaff. My host Jean Bishop, of Chloride, grew up in Kingman and we had many friends and relatives in common. But the big surprise, was the guy to my left at the banquet table, turned out to be related to Choc Hamilton, my uncle. Doug Middleton is related to Choc's sister. The sister married a railroad man and they visited often with the Hamiltons but we were blind to that side of…Continue
Here is a picture of Stan's editor and fan, Mindy, holding, The Big Open, released this month at Amazon:
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Some time ago in a John Wayne movie he talked about his philosophy (as the character in the movie). It made sense to me but I cannot seem to find it. Anyone have an idea? Maybe the movie McClintock?
I know there are a bunch of other ones out there, such as "Don't squat on yer spurs," etc, but I'm looking for Wayne's comment, or others that make sense.
As to Kanab, Utah, I was there for their Legends of the West days because a friend…Continue
August 22, 2012
Big rain last night. Needed it. Also cooled down the air a bit. We have been frying out here on the High Sonoran Desert.
Took another run at Texas John Slaughter on horseback for the next issue of True West magazine. We are covering his gunfight with Barney Gallagher at Chisum's South Spring Ranch near Roswell, NM. There are two versions of the fight with the other having him on foot and firing from the back of his chuck wagon. I lean…Continue