Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Snidely Whiplash Earp

March 28, 2012

I have been accused of being anti-Earp. Although I don't see it that way, I do understand the criticism. As I have been developing the latest Graphic Cinema for True West I have been sketching the frontier marshal with, what I would call, an unflinching eye. Some might see it as negative.

I see myself leaning on his steely-eyed visage, whereas some might see Snidely Whiplash.

Had a design review this morning with Ken, Meghan, Robert and Dan The Man. Lots of input and trading up, which is a good thing. I rejected my opening spread illustration on "Wyatt On The Set."

I hate it when I miss the original idea (which was MY idea!). My original rough sketch layout is what I want, so I return to the drawing board.

The idea being that Wyatt Earp was in the background watching the filming. He never got close to being in front of the camera. In my defense, I was in a hurry to go to Mexico and perhaps rushed it a bit.

"You will meet your destiny on a road you took to avoid it."
—Old Vaquero Saying

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