January 2, 2022
Let's talk about Settler Colonialism and other hilarious developments in our always contentious history world.
But first, let's talk about taking Mickey Seriously.
DailyWhip Out: "Seriously Mickey"
"Thoughts on Mickey Free: Marketability is dependent upon the knowledge base of the consumer. While an interesting character, Mickey Free isn't Billy the Kid. Could this story be sold better written as a movie script, or the idea it could be a movie? If so, then it needs a title that "puts asses in seats". Could MF be used in a subtitle?What if this story was like a graphic novel(GN) mash-up of Tombstone and No Country for Old Men - the moodiness of NCFOM and the characterizations of Tombstone? Another graphic novel you may want to check out is Wilderness by Tim Truman- its the story of another obscure historical character Simon Girty. Or, in my opinion, one of the best graphic novels Indian Summer by Milo Manara & Hugo Pratt or their GN El Gaucho (a close second). These stories are haunting and epic. Your artistic style is unique- and suited to be graphically cinematic. Find a color palette that matches the mood and style- reach to your favorite movies and find a model. Check out the Duelists (Ridley Scott's first film)- violent, moody, beautiful cinematography, with real life humanness and traces of natural humor-not slapstick. MF needs to take itself seriously. Anyway, these are just the rambling thoughts of a fan. You may be our last hope for a great western graphic novel and this could be your magnum opus.
It should be noted right here that Notes have been taken. Thank you Bradly. I have Indian Summer in my library and it is quite graphic and sexual (Manara's claim to fame, see "The Click") My ultimate goal with Mick is to be sitting in a darkened movie theater—sans mask—and see Mickey on his big, bad jack, riding across the silver screen. Of course, I will probably bitch about who they cast and how the hats are wrong, but in the dream, at least, I am happy as a clam for everyone.
And, speaking of great hats.
Whoever is doing the hats on 1883, I congratulate you. All of us who love hats, salute you. And I'll fight anyone who disagrees.
Put Up Your Dukes, Pilgrim!
So my first goal is to do a rousing tale, well told. The guy to emulate in this department is the dude who is currently writing the best Western in a long, long time.