Friday, August 31, 2007

August 31, 2007 Bonus Blog
Did another interview this afternoon, this one with the Washington Post. The interviewer talked to me about the new Brad Pitt Jesse James movie. Story will run this Sunday or next.

Robert Ray and I worked all day finishing the opening scene for Mickey Free. When I mentioned yesterday that Robert thought my best work was in black and white back in the eighties, here is what he was referring to:

This was a page for a Honkytonk Sue opus, "The Man Canyon" that I never finished. This is why I'm so nervous about finishing this project. By the way, thanks for all the emails of support. I do appreciate it.

There are too many styles going at once, and a couple gaps in the narration (where I resorted to Paul Hutton's prose to carry the pages), but I think you'll get an idea of where we're going. Remember, it's a work in progress. So, without further ado, the first dozen pages of the graphic novel are roughed in and ready to look at:

You can check it out at:

Classic Onion Headline de Jour
State Of Minnesota Too Polite To Ask For Federal Funding

—proposed tourist slogan for the city of Yuma, by me ("Low Blows", 1983)

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