I previously explained the thematic goals behind my thesis (I was pleased to see that my words resonated with writer Chris Roberson), but perhaps I should break down more specifics. From the start, I wanted to fake-develop a series of buddy cowboy action flicks, pulling more influence from the mid-century little kid fascination with "cowboys and Indians" than historically accurate information from the old West. I also wanted to include wild one-shot characters, fashion-conscious costuming, and a bit of the casual sleaze and political incorrectness found in exploitation films. Oh, and I wanted to hand-letter a bunch of really stupid/epic names for the movie titles. These are all things that I love exploring, so it wasn't difficult to tie together.
That's how the Adventures of Quarter 'Kee and Bastard Pistol came to be. Pictured is the poster for the first film in this five-part imaginary series, A Dead Sheriff in Little Wichita. It's not my favorite, but it's done. So there.
So, why does scrawny Quarter 'Kee have a skull permanently painted on his face? Why is the rebellious sharp-shooter Bastard Pistol's version of alarm read like low-level disinterest? It's up to the audience to fill in the blanks; all I offer are the visual clues. Again, feel free to refer to my explanation from a few weeks ago in case you're still confused why the hell I'm doing this, but I promise no understanding. As usual.