Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Directions to Mattie Earp's Grave

May 21, 2013
  With the dedication of the new fence around the graveyard where Wyatt Earp's second wife is buried, we have been getting quite a few calls from interested subscribers who want to find the cemetery, just outside Superior, Arizona. We decided to have The Mapinator draw up a good map for you all to utilize (when you're driving out there blind it ain't fun). So, without further ado, here's Gus Walker's map with directions:

When you come from the Valley, going east into Superior, you will see the Welcome to Superior sign, on the right. At that point, look left and you will see Silver King Mine Rd. Take it north. The rest is dirt roads and follow the turns. It's basically two lefts and then you drive across a long mesa (with multiple roads or ruts really) but keep going southwest and you will eventually see the fence and dedication sign.

At the risk of inviting "Hey-Dig-Me!" criticism, here is another of the Bryan Black photos he took of me last week for a feature they are going to run in ImageAZ magazine. The Irish kid is quite good.

This was taken next door at Janey's which is a small cafe and wine bar that also features live music.

I'm working on a color palette for The 66 Kid that will emulate the old linen, hand-colored postcards of the 1940s and early 50s, like this classic card:

I just love this effect. It makes me warm inside just to look at it. I've sent a couple samples down to one of the best colorists in the comics biz, Brett Smith, to see if he can give me this effect. Stay tuned. Hope to have something to show by tomorrow, but you know what they say about that:

"Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week."
—Old Vaquero Saying