Friday, November 16, 2012

The French O.K. Corral Fight?

November 16, 2012

   Got a couple new books that really ring my chimes, and being a hard-headed Bell, that is not easy to do. First up, a brand new, hot off the press book by my Kingman compadre, Jim Hinkley:

One of the entries is on Al Bell's Flying A gas station where I iced jugs for free. If you love Route 66 stuff, this is a great Christmas gift (over 1,000 photos).

Meanwhile, I was looking through my vast collection of comics and books on comics, this morning and found this French comic, gifted to me by master collector Paul Andrew Hutton. It's the French version of the O.K. Corral fight.

"Ike. . .Me Vengera," Indeed! Is that French, or Italian?

A week ago, Greg Carroll and I manned the True West table at the Scottsdale Artwalk on Main Street, right outside Abe and Greg Haye's Arizona West Gallery and all night I looked at a Maynard Dixon book in the window (it was straight away from our table). It haunted me all weekend. On the cover was this fantastic painting of wild horses in Nevada ripping up a draw in the moonlight. Yesterday Greg and I went back to Main Street to do some business and see some clients and I walked right in the gallery and bought the book. Here it is:

Damn, that guy was good. Very inspirational.

Meanwhile, the new guy Chad Hays, has posted some of daily whipouts on Pinterest. Check this out:

BBB artwork on Pinterest

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