If you've ever wondered what it's like to run a magazine or how crazy my personal life is, be sure to read the behind-the-scenes peek at the daily trials and tribulations of running True West. Culled straight from my Franklin Daytimer, it contains actual journal entries, laid out raw and uncensored. Some of it is enlightening. Much of it is embarrassing, but all of it is painfully true.
In addition to this current journal, my early journal entries show the rocky road and money lost in the True West Business Timeline.
Bob's biography - The Unvarnished Truth
July 15, 2012
Spent most of yesterday and this morning working on a set piece for the Red Ghost segment of our forthcoming TV show "Outrageous Arizona." This is a scene of the legendary explanation of how the skeleton ended up on the camel's back. Will probably tweak in the morning, but wanted you to see a sneak peek:
The trapper, or mountain man, at left is modeled after a very early photograph of John Moss at Fort Mojave (1863). Irritated with the barrel in foreground which looks like a barbeque grill. A couple of the shirts are spectacular and the makeshift camp is accurate (had good reference) but the flag pole sucks and the commander with the switch is too central casting. Had a very good photo, also of a Fort Mojave commander but couldn't get it to work.
"If I could actually paint I'd be dangerous."
Bob Boze 2:10 PM