Went down to a healthcare place in Scottsdale at ten to get a yellow fever shot. This is in case we have to build a canal in Cave Creek. Actually, it's for our trip in September to Buenos Aires and beyond.
A longtime Hollywood wrangler, Johnny Watkins, came by the offices today. He saw a True West magazine down at Bart's Indian Village, took it home, read it, and realized our offices were just down the street. Johnny and I had a grand talk. He was the horse wrangler on Deadwood, Red River, Three Amigos, Stagecoach (the newer one), Junior Bonner, The Getaway (Kim Basinger) and Little House On The Prairie. Pretty impressive resume.
Went home for lunch and worked on another dream sequence. This time of a dust storm that morphes into a wicked, giant javelina (or, is it a bull?):
Worked up a sketch of how it would look as Mickey Free flees and the giant bovine moves in for the kill:
“What was hard to bear is sweet to remember.”
—Old Vaquero Saying