Tuesday, July 05, 2011

El Jefe vs. Cowboys & Aliens

July 5, 2011

Another big storm blew in last night, this one mostly lightning and wind, but did get a few sprinkles on the way home from the Wingets (who took pity on a lonely bachelor and invited me over for Fourth of July tequila and bison meatloaf, among other excellent treats).

Over the long weekend I noodled a study I call "El Jefe", which is, the big boss on a hacienda.

May use this for a new Graphic Cinema I'm working on: The Mexicali Stud. Love the vaquero-muy grande-sombrero imagery.

Also working on a cover image for the next issue of True West. Going to do a big feature on the upcoming DreamWorks Picture "Cowboys & Aliens" which opens soon. Unlike our competitors, we are going to do an in-depth study on the old Westerns mash-ups, like "Billy the Kid vs. Dracula" and, my favorite bad-as in really bad-Western, "Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter." In terms of bad, it doesn't get much better than this. And, of course, there's nothing new under the sun, only the budgets change (the new C&A is reported to have a $150 mil budget). Yikes! Aliens, indeed.

"It's a toss-up as to which are finally the most exasperating—the dull people who never talk, or the bright people who never listen."
—Sidney Harris

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