Thursday, January 14, 2010

January 14, 2010
Big rainstorm blew in last night. Windy and rainy until about 11 P.M. Clear this morning. Worked on a couple sketches for Mickey Free:

Yes, that's He-Who-Yawns, middle sketch. Apaches have real interesting cheekbones. It is the secret to their facial structure. Not sure I still understand it, but their cheeks are set high and tilt at almost a 45 degree angle down towards their nose.

Meanwhile, saw this funny ad for the Communism Museum in Europe. Very clever and shows how even the most heinous despot can be made humorous and sexy.

Based on this ad, I'd love to see the museum. If it works for Stalin and Communism, it should work for Billy the Kid and Jesse James. No?

Good news on my fifty-five year quest to get a Range Rider pullover just like Jock Mahoney wore in the popular TV show:

Mike Guli of River Crossing leatherworks in Colordao has agreed to make me an exact replica of the pullover. I sent him up my measurements and a deposit and he told me he'd have something for me soon. I'll keep you posted on the progress. Mike also told me the fringe phenom probably evolved from Alan Ladd's fringe shirt in Shane (1950). That shirt had straight across fringe, but the later Range Rider and Buffalo Bill TV show shirts had a deep V which amped up the look. I'm very excited about this dream about to come true.

A TV show I worked on last year will premiere on PBS on January 25th:

News From The Front Lines
"John Bellano from Abington, PA called to subscribe today. He has been watching you on the Western Channel and looking for True West and cannot find it on newsstands – so, he looked for you on the internet. He subscribes to Wild West. He asked me to tell you to keep up the good work. He really enjoys you on True West Moments. His girlfriend is a city girl and doesn’t care for the western shows, but likes you and watches when you come on."
—Carole Glenn

Been quite busy. Wish I had a bit of extra time, but here's what the Old Vaqueros have to say about that:

“The days are long enough for those who use them.”
—Leonardo da Vinci

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