December 8, 2006 Bonus Bonus Blog
Went home for lunch and worked some more on salvaging images from my morgue. Here's a very dynamic image of La Gata (below, left) I created back in 1987. This is before I discovered scratchboard and it's strictly black ink on white board. It's the story of a post-apocalyptic hispanic biker chick who likes to kick radioactive-suited patootie. My radio compadre Jeanne Sedillo (radio consultants forced her to change her handle to "Sedello," lest someone actually think she was hispanic! This was long before she joined our show) posed for this at Ed Mell's studio. The destroyed freeway background was copped from the I-10 stack that was just being built at that time and I got some great photos of it. I still think she'd make a great movie. On the right is a Texas Rangers Riding The River painting that also has some decent potential. "Mister Unstoppable" Dave Daiss rode his horse around his yard for this image. Nice glow on the badge. May need to buckle down and finish this one:
I've talked about it before, but my sordid, lost years as a honkytonk drummer is a story I someday want to tell in a graphic novel. My son Thomas Charles posed for a series of images and this scene grew out of that photo sesssion (nice paradiddles Tomas!) And oh, the scenes of violence and debauchery I saw from this position on drum risers and in VFWs and Moose Lodges and honkytonks all over the Old Pueblo:
"One of the secrets to a happy life is continuous small treats."
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