Went home for lunch and whipped out another face of anguish. I know, I know, enough of anguish, but I have to illustrate this narrative line: "Thousands died from every side." And while I won't do a thousand, I need at least a dozen to convey the carnage both in Mexico and the U.S. during the Apache wars. Here's a grimacing vaquero buying he farm:
Meanwhile, I'm cruisin' on sketches. These are 8,275 thru 8,281:
Got the abstract bent going, probably as a counter to all of the realistic stuff on Big Billy and Little Mickey:
"When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike you, don not wait until he has struck before you crush him."
—Franklin D. Roosevelt