Wednesday, April 13, 2016

It's Hamer Time!

April 13, 2016
   Legendary lawman, Frank Hamer, is about to get his due, thanks to author John Boessenecker and his new book on the incredible lawman. Hamer will also grace the cover of True West next month. 

Daily Whip Out: "It's Hamer Time!"

   Did another version, but it came out a little too Dick West-50s-tv-Western:

Daily Whip Out: "It's Hamer Time No. 2"

   Not to be too obsessive, or anything, but here is another rough:

Daily Whip Out: "Tug McGraw Hamer"

Dueling Headlines
   We argue quite a bit about headlines here at True West. Are they important? Absolutely. Weak headlines kill reader interest. Here's an example, from USA Today. Which article would you read: "Riley Keogh Takes A Steamy Star Turn"? Or, "Elvis' Granddaughter Slips Into World of Escorts"?

"A good story is life with all the dull parts taken out."
—Alfred Hitchcock

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