June 9, 2011Someone asked me if we were going to do a tribute to James Arness. The short answer is yes, AND Paul Lanquist is working up a tribute poster for Matt Dillon which should run in the next issue.
Also, my producer and friend Jeff Hildebrandt is busy working up a tribute to Mr. Arness which will run on the Westerns Channel this weekend. Here's the details straight from the producer's mouth:
"Thanks…trying to get this organized is like herding cats when someone leaves the gate open.
But it’s coming together. It will start Saturday at noon (E/P)…run 24 hours, feature lots of Gunsmoke Episodes, 3 of the made for TV Gunsmoke movies and a couple of other movies that include Arness."
—Jeff Hildebrandt, Starz-Encore Westerns Channel
Went home for lunch and whipped out the illustration concept that my staff would not allow me to put on the cover:
Too rude, too crude. But it will run with my editorial. See previous post.
"Every great idea makes someone pucker."
—Mr. Grant Pucker