An occasional look at the West, wild and otherwise, in fiction and nonfiction, comics, moving pictures, radio, music, and in ways yet determined or created. Caveat lector: Irregular postings from The Woodstove Whittlers and Wrangling Association may include a tall tale whose veracity may be difficult to ascertain, but whose sincerity should never be doubted. This blog may go on unexpected hiatus due to natural disasters, stampedes, seasonal roundups, or spontaneous potluck suppers. (Oh, and everything here is copyright Duane Spurlock unless otherwise noted.)
James Reasoner has a new western novel, Hangrope Law, now available as an original e-book for the Kindle. You can learn more about it at James' blog, Rough Edges. James' novels are always entertaining, and I'd like to see this new series he's kicked off for the eBook market with Mel Odom and Bill Crider sell well.
Today's Inspiration, an excellent blog on illustration by LEIF PENG, recently published a series of posts focusing on the advertising art of Walter Haskell Hinton. Leif also gave a day's entry over to Hinton's very nice pulp western magazine cover paintings, such as for Street & Smith Western Story Magazine. Leif also provides a number of scanned samples. Mosey over and take a look.