Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Embarrassing Self-revelations Scattered Between Panel Art Studies

July 1, 2015
   Catching up on my Daily Whip Outs in my sketchbook. Going through a panel phase. Stems from my background in comics, no doubt. Somehow consecutive panels speak to me. Feels organic.

Daily Whip Outs: "Panel Studies #1"
Here I am aping the painter John Nieto (clipping, middle right). The quote is from the Woody Allen movie "Magic In The Moonlight" which I was watching when I drew this.

Daily Whip Outs: "Panel Studies #2"

   A nice caricature of old Wyatt at bottom. Clipped a good pencil rendering by a master, taping it on the page for inspiration. The barn notation refers to early Tombstone movies where the corral wasn't yet iconic and screen writers thought a barn was good enough, or even better than the O.K. Corral. Imagine?!

Daily Whip Outs: "Panel Studies #3"

This is the punchline to my feature on "Wyatt Earp In Hollywood: The Untold Story." How the rise of gangster films made room for the Earp-Tombstone story in the Western. To my knowledge, no one has made this connection, perhaps with good reason.

Daily Whip Outs: "Panel Studies #4
 Oh, this is embarrassing. I often scribble down whatever is on my mind as I am drawing, going back and forth. This is me whining about having to go to Tombstone! I had a great time. Pay no mind to that spoiled, only child who peeks out from time to time.

Daily Whip Outs: "Panel Studies #5"

   More navel gazing, although extremely honest, at least for me. Sorry for the writing, but the artwork ain't bad.

"The people who run our cities don't understand graffiti because they think nothing has the right to exist unless it makes a profit. The people who truly deface our neighborhoods are the companies that scrawl giant slogans across buildings and buses trying to make us feel inadequate unless we buy
their stuff."


1 comment:

  1. About 9 years before Saint Valentine's Day Massacre...

    "Wild West Chicago" Toronto Star Weekly--November 6, 1920 -Ernest Hemingway (Couple of excerpts from the Hemingway column)

    "Now the States had a Wild West. It was as good as the movies portray. It had faro, dice, wide-open towns, bad Injuns, red eye, gamblers in frock coats, Bill Hart bad men, discriminate and indiscriminate killings, and all the jolly features."

    "The Wild West hasn’t disappeared. It has only moved. Just at present it is located at the southwestern end of Lake Michigan, and the range that the bad men ride is that enormous smoky jungle of buildings they call Chicago."


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