Finishing up our Wild Bill issue. This morning I wanted to do a better illustration for my editorial on "Stag his nibs!" and did this one, utilizing a photograph of Hickok and Tom Selleck. Unfortunately, I ended up with more Selleck than Wild Bill:
So, I went home for lunch and took another stab at it:
The Wild Bill Dude Abides
December 1, 1995
"Walter Hill's 'Wild Bill' isn't so much a screen biography of the Old West's most legendary gunfighter, James Butler 'Wild Bill' Hickok, as a multilayered meditation on how fact evolves into myth."
"Jeff Bridges plays Hickok, and he's superb. It's hard to think of anyone else who could have done the part, combining the heroic, larger-than-life qualities of the early Wild Bill with the confused and slightly bewildered Bill of Hickok's last days."
—Allen Barra, in The Ticket, from the Star-Ledger