Saturday, July 14, 2012

How Did Red Ghost Come to Have A Skeleton On His Back?

July 14, 2012

Working today on a very ambitious scene illustrating how the legendary Red Ghost came to have a skeleton on it's back.

Allegedly, at a remote Arizona camp, a raw recruit was having trouble staying on his camel and an officer lashed him to the beast then quirted the camel and sent the two on their way. Of course, the story is full of holes (the recruit couldn't untie himself?) Very hard to believe, but this is how myths and legends begin. I picture this as being Fort Mojave, Camp Beale or Camp Hualapai, but the distant mountains kind of look like Four Peaks, so maybe Fort McDowell. Need to finish it tomorrow. Off to a dinner party.

"If all the girls who attended the Yale prom were laid end to end, I wouldn't be a bit surprised."

—Dorothy Parker