Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Shadow of The Mojave On The Brain

August 9, 2017
   Still seeking a splash page image that conveys the dark side of Olive Oatman's story. Got up this morning and gave it one more go. 




Daily Whip Out: "In The Shadow of The Mojave #5"

         Still not quite right. Too controlled, perhaps? I have been noodling this idea all summer with varying degrees of success.



Daily Whip Out: "In The Shadow of The Mojave #4"



Daily Whip Out: "In The Shadow of The Mojave #3"



Daily Whip Out: "In The Shadow of The Mojave #2"



Daily Whip Out: "In The Shadow of The Mojave #1"



Daily Whip Out: "In The Shadow of The Mojave Bonus Scene"

   After all that, I met with my production staff this morning and decided to hold off on the story in the next issue of True West (November) until I have better overall coverage. It's a great story and I don't want to rush it. I also hate it that I'm just going in circles with this opening and perhaps, like so many of my peers, it's time to hang it up. But then, I just read this in the paper this morning. . .

"Here's what I have learned, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely."
—David Letterman on his retirement and his new show on Netflix (a six-part series)





2 comments:

  1. Didn't some wise person once say, "Be sure you're right, then go ahead." Go to press when YOU feel satisfied with your effort.

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  2. FWIW, number three is the best I think. Peel the banana when it's ripe.

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