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.
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.
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?!
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.