Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Trickster Seeks Sign In The Clouds Above Zig-Zag Canyon

May 19, 2016
   Went home for lunch and whipped out a splash-page painting of Mickey Free, Tom Horn and James Young closing in on the Apache Kid in the Sierra Madres.

Daily Whip Out: "The Trickster Seeks Sign In The Clouds Above Zig-Zag Canyon."

Playing with several different design ideas I saw recently in the cartoons of a European guy I had never heard of.

Boss Cattle Tyer & Knight of The Lariat?

"Tom H. Horn, the Boss Cattle Tyer and Knight of the Lariat was recently acquitted. . ."
—Headline in an Arizona newspaper after Horn got off on a robbery charge in Nevada. The anglo cowboys of Arizona in the late 1890s were hell bent on denying the usage of the term "rodeo" to describe their sport until the 1920s when several California events started using the word and it swept through the country and the sport and, of course, seems self-evident and pre-ordained today.

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