April 14, 2011Spoke to a Sigma Chi alum group last night down at the Phoenix City Grill on 16th Street just below Bethany Home Road. (excellent food by the way, had the salmon). Decent speech, good crowd. Sold two books. Missed a pretty cool wrap-up opportunity to pay off my opening of watching "The Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp" TV show with my grandmother on Jefferson Street in Kingman in 1957. At the end of my talk I should have added that this coming Saturday I'm flying to LA to attend Hugh O'Brian's 86th birthday party at his mansion in Beverly Hills. I'm taking Deena and her boyfriend Mike as well. I wish my grandmother, Louise "Guessie" Swafford, was still here to share a laugh at the absurdity of this.
I have been warned that Hugh charges guests $25 to come in his house, so I'm ready for that contingency. Ha.
Worked this morning on a couple more images for the Gat in the Hat episode of Graphic Cinema. Here's a painting of the Kid's derringer and holster sewn into the lining of his hat:
Pretty tricky, no? As I mentioned yesterday, this is inspired by an Elfego Baca tale. I seem to remember someone came into our office and actually had this rig.
"In seeking honey expect the sting of bees."
—Old Vaquero Saying