October 12, 2022
It was fifty years ago today a retrograde graphic style hit the streets bearing what became known as the Harsh-Boze-Kingman-Kaboy visual style. You know, like this:
Yes, that's Ed Mell, second from left, and Dan the Man, far right. Believe it or not, over the years we received our fair share of fake awards.
And, we never failed to bring attention to ourselves in a heavy-handed, yet off-putting, juvenile way.
New owners and a new direction for True West indeed! Dan has designed every cover and most of the features inside for the past 22 years (I haven't counted but that has to be at least 230 covers). In addition to the True West work, Dan has designed all of my books (a baker's dozen), including the book which arrived at my house last night at 5:30.