Sunday, December 12, 2021

Back When I Could See The Future: "Let's Drive Out to Bethany Home Road and Neck."

 December 12, 2021

   I am proud to say, when I was younger I could see the future quite clearly. Take this doubletruck I did way back in the 1980s:

The Phoenix New Times Weekly, page 1.

The Phoenix New Times Weekly, page 2.

   Virtually everything listed came true. Not to brag, but this also came true.

Early Seventies Daily Whip Out:
"Heel and Toe, Doseedo, Honkytonk Sue
Goes Boot Scootin' Boogie"

   Going even farther back, I created a comic strip for The Razz called "The Doperoper" in 1972. And in the loosy goosey storyline, I spun out a modern day Western that deals with cowboys, hippies and reservation politics, like this:

The Doperoper in The Battle for Crazycrack

   I had the right idea: horsetrailers and honkytonks pitted against the modern world, but it took some time and it took a very creative writer to use those same ingredients and make it all work. And, that would be this guy.

Taylor Sheridan

   So damn jealous. Yellowstone rocks.

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."

—Old Vaquero Saying

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