Monday, April 18, 2011

Billy the Kid: The Language Lesson

April 18, 2011

Back from Hollywood. Attended Hugh O'Brian's 86th birthday party at his magnificent home in Benedict Canyon on Saturday. My daughter Deena and her boyfriend Mike joined me. A full report and photos to come.

Finally finished the Billy the Kid episode, "The Language Lesson" for the next issue. Did three scenes today, finishing all three at lunch. Here's the Kid, in long johns, being confronted by a very angry bandido:

Also, did this climax scene of the fight.

And retooled a portrait of the Kid to give him a tad more of a rakish bent:

And, believe it or not, did a scene I didn't have room for:

Love the chaps, didn't dig the face. A little too geezer-ish. Pistol is nice, though.

Issue was uploaded to RR Donnelly in Kansas City at four. Going to be a good one.

"Horses are scared of two things: things that move. Things that don't move."
—Old Vaquero Saying (via Mark Miller)

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