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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Many Mule Dismount Options
February 21, 2017
Busy trying to nail down all the mule art I want to do for our mule issue in May.
Going to be a fun deal. Here's a couple pages of roughs from my sketchbook:
Daily Whip Out: "Why The Long Face?"
I'm also running the diary entry from the Ingstad expedition where he was on switchbacks in the Sierra Madre when a mule carrying dynamite came tumbling off the trail above him, went over his head, crashed into a pillar and survived!
Mules are notorious for their ability to be calm for days and even years, and then. . .
Daily Whip Out: "The Mule Slingshot Dismount"
Others dismount efforts are more simple and direct:
Daily Whip Out: "The Mule Ejection Seat Dismount"
I've got a ton more, but here is my list of artwork and photos I intend to run in the feature:
Daily Whip Out: "Mule Wish List"
True Mule Tales
"A long time ago, my dad came home from an auction with a mule. He bought it in the town of Wink, so he named him "Wink." Of course I was 'voluntold' to saddle up and when I did I saw the peak of the barn in a 'wink.'"