March 29, 2012Went home for lunch and worked on a cover concept for Johnny Boggs and the Western Writers of America who have their convention in Albuquerque on June 15. Since it's the centennial year for both Arizona and New Mexico I suggested a cavalcade of history style cover illustration. I grew up on these collages of historic figures mashed together. However, as I got to going on it, I noticed that everyone looked rather unhappy. So, this is called "The Land of Disenchantment."
I told Johnny it might be too dark. Yes, that's Mangus Colorado in the upper right. The only guy who is happy seems to be the Kid, so you might also call this, "Ain't Nobody Happy Unless The Kid Is Happy."
"Would it hurt you to care about the truth, just a little?"
—Kid Burns to his soon-to-be ex-wife, in the next installment of Graphic Cinema