October 30, 2021
A very good Arizona histrorian, Vince Murray, is taking a graphic novel course from Yavapai Community College and he asked me if I would be interested in revisiting the Mickey Free character that Paul Andrew Hutton and myself created, for his class project. You know. This guy.
Sure. Why not? So, we're revisiting our epic struggle to get Mickey Free to stand on his own. We've had good intentions and made a couple runs at it but we haven't been able to bring his story to fruition, i.e. find an audience. Perhaps the discipline to recreate the foundation via this formal course will give him the opportunity to breath.
Went back and looked at our August, 2016 issue of True West where we gave the effort both barrels.
"Virtually All Our Characters
Are Based On Real People"
Daily Whip Out: "Enter Mickey Free"
Meanwhile, still scratching away.
Daily Scratchboard Whip Out:
"Native Women Trio"
Still getting readers responding to receiving their 140th anniversary Bozecards. Here's one that landed in Kansas today.
Kevin Snider, Ottawa, Kansas
Gives me a little faith in the U.S. Postal Service.
"Maybe stories are just data with a soul."