Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August 31, 2010
Catching up in the office. Lining out the next 10 Graphic Cinemas for 2011 and beyond. Meghan Saar and I had lunch with our Westerns Editor Henry Beck yesterday at the Saguaro Grill in Carefree ($49, includes tip, biz account). We discussed, among other things, the huge success of the Old West video game Red Dead Redemption. Their website claims they have sold 5 million games so far which would make it the biggest news in our arena in a long time. There is a rumor of a movie and Brad Pitt playing a starring role.

Last day to vote in our Best of the West poll. Don't be intimidated by our categories, you are free to add any categories you think we are missing. And, if you fill out the poll you will be in the running for a BBB original of Virgil Earp going down at the O.K. Corral

Although my artwork has never been a stranger to controversy, some scenes have evoked unintended consequences, like this composite scratchboard which I submitted to a show at Sky Harbor Airport about ten years ago:

Several women on the jury thought I was condoning violence against women and wanted it removed. Perhaps they were right. When I heard about their interpretation of the scene I wanted to kick their
collective arses.

Bought about ten art books near Deena's new digs in Los Feliz last weekend. Gee, I wonder what ol' Robertson has to say about that?

"To be a book collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser."
—Robertson Davies

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