Bob and Mica Steinhilber drove out from Phoenix to have lunch with me today. Like me, Bob is also a cartoonist and drummer (he played with the legendary LA punk band X in the seventies). Bob is also a terrific Old School letterer. He has lettered most of my Old West books including The Illustrated Life & Times of Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday. He also lettered the logo for Classic Gunfights. Yes, he is one talented dude. Over lunch at Sabas' in Carefree ($55, I bought) Bob told me about a couple cool graphics websites. One is French, called Agence Eureka (Eureka Agency) and instead of a blog, this French woman evidently scans all day and puts up trippy and archaic graphic images she collects. Really some exotic stuff and worth seeing.
I was so inspired, three of the images I saw there ended up in my daily sketches:
The cigar smoker, the walker and the reclining nude.
You may have noticed I squeezed out an extra sketch in order to land on number 8,500. Only 1,500 sketches to go on my quest to do 10,000 bad drawings.
“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes.”