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
Had a blood test this morning and had to fast until nine. Not fun, but kept busy and tried not to think of coffee or food. Actually accomplished quite a bit and wonder if I did this every other day, how much more successful I would be. Nah. Slightly irritating that doctors don't do blood tests anymore, at least the ones I go to. They farm it out to a company called Sonoran Labs, a specialty lab that has boo-koo offices around the Valley and you have to go THERE to get the damn test, which they charge me extra for and then send the reports to my doctor who charges me to look at them. But hey, there's nothing wrong with our health care system that triple charging can't cure.
Got to the office at 9:30 and whipped out a black and white of Pearl Hart receiving a payoff from the governor to leave the state.
Of course, this may look familiar. It is, of course, poached from my color version of the same scene which I did for our TV show Outrageous Arizona:
I realized this morning I have done the Lady Bandit a couple of times. Here is my first take on her, done about seven years ago:
And here is my black and white version which ran in True West Moments:
And here is an actress portraying Pearl in our TV show Outrageous Arizona:
Posed her in the back of the True West World Headquarters. I guess you could say I have certainly beat this topic to death. Ha.
Also, reworked my Wyatt Earp character for our upcoming graphic cinema:
This is me doing more blocks of black. Not too bad.
"You can't make this stuff up."
—Kelly McCullough, KAET general manager, describing our show
Bob Boze 5:23 PM