We are announcing the establishment of Arizona Western Actors and Reenactment Entertainers. We are a steering committee of presidents of Arizona-based actor and reenactment groups. Our purpose is to support each other's events, provide an avenue by which we can become better actors and reenactors, and to protect Arizona venues for Arizona groups.
Added by john r. larkin/cowboy johnny on September 30, 2010 at 8:18pm —
September 30, 2010
Went home for lunch and whipped out a couple more brujas, adding them to the page I started three days ago:
Yes, that's Manet's Olympia (1863) at the top. Or, at least, it's poached from Manet. Interesting realization with echoes from yesterday's point about projecting… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on September 30, 2010 at 2:00pm —
September 30, 2010
Worked last night and this morning on a set piece for the next Graphic Cinema. Here's Mickey Free about to dispatch a pleading adversary in a Sierra Madre graveyard:
And, of course, here's Mickey's response:…
Added by Bob Boze Bell on September 30, 2010 at 10:48am —
Added by Regulator on September 29, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Added by Bob Boze Bell on September 29, 2010 at 3:09pm —
September 29, 2010
NIcer out in the mornings. Went for a walk with Peaches at seven. Not bad. Ridiculous heat in LA—113!. Deena called and said she woke up in a puddle of sweat. She has no AC.
Working on the final scenes for the next installment of Graphic Cinema. Decided to go with this witch:
It was a hard call. Many… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on September 29, 2010 at 9:30am —
Check out the First Annual Gold King Mine Americana Festival in Jerome, Arizona
October 9th, 2010
Live Music starts at noon! Featuring Bluegrass, Old Country & Americana Music!
Click on the link below for reservations and more… Continue
Added by Regulator on September 28, 2010 at 5:30pm —
September 28, 2010
Working on a quick turnaround for the Arizona Republic,
while balancing our deadlines here at the magazine. Our December issue goes to press this Thursday.
Yesterday I played with a couple rough sketches, regarding the history of Sky Harbor Airport. In the twenties the airport was known as "The Farm" and was a challenge to find. Pilots often had to "dust" the field to scare cows… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on September 28, 2010 at 12:00pm —
The James family has lost a dear and treasured friend. Wilbur Allen Zink passed away September 26, 2010. He was born April 30, 1926.
Wilbur was a pallbearer at the re-internment of Jesse James on October…
Added by Eric James on September 27, 2010 at 8:00pm —
September 27, 2010
Went home for lunch and whipped out a title illustration for the next Mickey Free. Since we are using a black background throughout, I thought it might be fun to play with a reverse silhouette and see if I could add some action to the background, rather than simply cut out the figure (in Photoshop) and plunk it down on a static black background:
Of course the verdict… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on September 27, 2010 at 3:13pm —
September 27, 2010
Saw Get Low this weekend and really enjoyed it. Not great but good characters and Bill Murray is a joy. Funny that he's still going and his arch rival, Chevy Chase is relegated to a fringe tv sitcom. Ah, how the world turns, no?
Spent most of Saturday and Sunday noodling more Babes and Brujas. Here are a page of sketches from Saturday morning:…
Added by Bob Boze Bell on September 27, 2010 at 9:32am —
You don't read a lot stuff about Bat Masterson, but I have to believe he was a major player in the old west. Apparently he was hooked up with con man Soapy Smith at one time and helped to rig an election or two. He was a boxing promoter and refereed a few matches along with his pal Wyatt Earp. He was a lawman in several places, including Dodge City and Trinidad, Colorado. He played an important role in preventing Doc Holliday from being extradited to Arizona after the infamous… Continue
Added by Bungalo Bill on September 27, 2010 at 7:30am —
The Chuck Wagon Trailers (http://www.chuckwagontrailers.com
) will be at the charity event Ride For A Cure (http://www.rideforacure.net
) in Sunland, California on Saturday, October 2.
CWT was started in 1931 as an organization for the cowboys in the Los Angeles area who had ridden the range before 1900. Since then, the membership rules have been relaxed! They still cook from the same chuck wagon,… Continue
Added by Mike Blackstone on September 25, 2010 at 8:01am —
September 24, 2010
Still trying to find the right combo for the bruja scene in the next episode of Graphic Cinema. Meanwhile, the first episode is starting to arrive in subscriber's mailboxes and so far the response has been very positive.
Had lunch today at Tonto Bar & Brill with Roger Pearsall, former drummer for Dick Dale & The Deltones. Always fun talking to him about past gigs and former flames. Roger bought.
Added by Bob Boze Bell on September 24, 2010 at 2:30pm —
From the Pendleton Journal of Pendleton, Oregon, via the New York Times, comes this modern day story of an Old West hangover.
Indians are still treated as a sub class. As said then, and as stated now, "This concludes the Indian portion of our show."
Added by Eric James on September 24, 2010 at 3:12am —
September 23, 2010
I always ask the people who answer the phones here at True West to copy me on any feedback. Got this from Carole Glenn this afternoon:
"Russ Allen from Oak Park Hts, MN called to give an address change. Before hanging up, he said he is 62 and loves the magazine. He said True West is the only magazine he reads cover to cover."
And, if you think it's all positive, here's a message we got this… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on September 23, 2010 at 4:41pm —
September 23, 2010
Muggy and clear this morning. Huge clouds last night with a little rain, but not much. Went to yoga class this morning and got the kinks out of my neck and shoulders. I hold most of my tension there and after sixty some years of it, my body kind of gets tired of it.
Still doing due diligence to find the perfect witch for the next episode of Graphic Cinema. Somewhere between bad lass and bodacious is the bruja I… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on September 23, 2010 at 10:39am —
September 22, 2010
Speech at Harold's went well. Lots of laughs and good questions (If you had your life to live over, what would you do different? I would do everything exactly the same but I wouldn't go see Avatar.
Went home after lunch and whipped out the ninth version of the bruja. This one, in a cave, ended up a little too much like Pocahontas, rather than the Bruja Caliente I… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on September 22, 2010 at 3:20pm —
September 22, 2010
Kathy bought me an iPad last month and I have been really enjoying my Pandora app, which is the radio station site where you plug in artists you like and then the app kicks out songs that supposedly answer the "If-you-liked-that-song-perhaps-you'd-like-this-one" equation. Each artist you put in shows up in a file at left, for example, with the moniker, "Rolling Stones Station" and if that bar is highlighted the songs coming up are… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on September 22, 2010 at 9:47am —
September 21, 2010
Working on more babes and brujas. Here's one of a bruja standing on a volcanic ledge and invoking spirits hovering high over the Tortalitas:
"Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
—Zak Orth, portraying a guy quoting… Continue
Added by Bob Boze Bell on September 21, 2010 at 2:30pm —