We are all hard at work at the True West World Headquarters today. We want to follow up on a recent, positive development at the Alamo. It appears there may be a possible solution to a controversy that has dogged the historic site for a very long time.
A new plan has been approved, championed by a friend of ours, Gary Foreman. Good things are happening there but the challenge for us is, how do we sell this on the cover in a new way?
In the past, we have done Alamo covers like this:
So, the trick is how do we sell this once again to a very fickle newsstand buyer? Here is Dan The Man's first pass at it:
This morning I whipped up my version of Davy to marry to the Alamo shrine facade:
This garnered a one sentence reply from The Top Secret Writer: "Nope."
The cranky bastard then suggested doing a parody of the fight, only this time, instead of Santa Anna's troops attacking, we have architects, politicos, angry picketers and bureaucrats scrambling up the ramparts.
Not much support for this concept in the office. We'll ultimately get it, but this is a tough one. I feel we've got to catch the wave of current events to a degree. With these roughs in mind, perhaps: