~THE SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST~

CELEBRATING THE BLAZING, BULLET BURNING ACTION IN

WESTERN PAPERBACKS, TV SHOWS, MOVIES, AND MORE...

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

SIX-GUN JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS—PRESTON LEWIS

SIX-GUN JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS
PRESTON LEWIS
In this week's Six-Gun Justice Conversation, Paul goes for a trail ride with bestselling western wordslinger Preston Lewis, author of over thirty westerns including a half-dozen hilarious tales featuring H. H. Lomax, a character who can only be described as a six-gun Flashman...Streaming now on all major podcast platforms or by using the player below...

Monday, July 27, 2020

WESTERN MOVIES—THE HERO STRUT

WESTERN MOVIES
THE HERO STRUT 
In the upcoming Six-Gun Justice Podcast Episode Thirteen: Wyatt Earp and the O.K. Corral, we talk about the Hero Strut—that point in an action movie when the odds are down and there is always this iconic scene of the heroes strutting side by side on their way to the big gundown and their meeting with destiny...Here's a few examples...Can you name the films...















WESTERN WORDSLINGERS—JOHN WHITLATCH


WESTERN WORDSLINGERS 
JOHN WHITLATCH
In the most recent Six-Gun Justice Speed Listen featuring John Whitlatch, Paul spoke about the incredible covers on Whitlatch's paperback originals, and the two page illustrations accompanying the condensed Bonus Books published in the men's adventure magazine, Man. Since seeing covers is better than hearing about them, they are displayed here...














Sunday, July 26, 2020

SIX-GUN JUSTICE SPEED LISTEN—THE ENIGMA OF WESTERN WORDSLINGER JOHN WHITLATCH

SIX-GUN JUSTICE SPEED LISTEN
THE ENIGMA OF WESTERN WORDSLINGER 
JOHN WHITLATCH
It's a rootin' tootin' Monday morning and time for another Six-Gun Justice Speed Listen. As the pandemic is still on the warpath and we are continuing to shelter in the bunkhouse, grab some jerky and a can of Diet Sasparilla © from the chuckwagon vending machine, and settle in for a short Six-Gun Justice version of home schooling. In today's installment, co-host Paul Bishop rides one of his favorite hobby horses as he shares everything you need to know (and indeed everything he knows) about the mystery of Western wordslinger John Whitlatch in under fifteen minutes...

Streaming now on all major podcast platforms or by using the player below...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

SIX-GUN JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS—CHERYL PIERSON


SIX-GUN JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS
CHERYL PIERSON
In this week's Six-Gun Justice Conversation, Rich rides out with Cheryl Pierson, the bestselling western wordslinger behind numerous Western romance novels and western short stories, as well as the co-founder of Prairie Rose Publications. Available now on all major podcast platforms or by using the player below...

Saturday, July 18, 2020

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST—EPISODE TWELVE—NORTHWESTERNS

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST
EPISODE TWELVE
NORTHWESTERNS
In Episode Twelve of the Six-Gun Justice Podcast, Paul and Rich head north to Alaska and Canada for an in-depth look at the Northwestern—an offshoot of the western genre where Mounties get all the action usually reserved for sheriffs, marshals, and other American tin stars.

Join Rich & Paul as they don snowshoes and Red Serge to saddle up with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to ride into the vast Northwest.

Available now for streaming on all major podcast platforms or by using the player below...

SIX-GUN JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS—JUSTIN MARRIOTT

SIX-GUN JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS
JUSTIN MARRIOTT
In this Six-Gun Justice Conversation Paul talks with his friend Justin Marriott, the wrangler behind the Hot Lead The Fanzine of Vintage Paperbacks...This Six-Gun Justice Conversation is available now on all major podcast platforms or by clicking the player below...

Monday, July 13, 2020

SIX-GUN JUSTICE SPEED LISTEN—JONAH HEX

SIX-GUN JUSTICE SPEED LISTEN
JONAH HEX
On today’s Speed Listen installment of the Six-Gun Justice Podcast, saddle up with co-host Richard Prosch as he rides into the four-color panels of the 1960s and ‘70s that led up to the most popular Western comic book character of all time, DC’s elusive, scarred bounty hunter, Jonah Hex. Available now on all your favorite podcast streaming platforms or by utilizing the player below...


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

SIX-GUN JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS—MATTHEW MAYO


SIX-GUN JUSTICE CONVERSATIONS
MATTHEW MAYO
In this week's Six-Gun Justice Conversation, Rich ties his horse up to the hitching post and steps out of the saddle to visit with Matthew Mayo, award winning author of over thirty Western novels and dozens of short stories. His novel, Stranded: A Story Of Frontier Survival, won the prestigious Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Western Novel by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, as well as the Spur Award for Best Western Juvenile Fiction by the Western Writers of America. His novel, Tucker's Reckoning, won the Spur Award for Best Western Novel, and his short stories have been Spur Award and Peacemaker Award finalists...This Six-Gun Justice Conversation is available now on all major podcast platforms or by clicking the player below...

Sunday, July 5, 2020

SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST—EPISODE ELEVEN


SIX-GUN JUSTICE PODCAST
EPISODE ELEVEN
WESTERN TV TIE-IN NOVELS
It's Monday morning once again, wranglers, and time to get the herd up and moving with episode eleven of the Six-Gun Justice Podcast...This week, co-hosts Paul Bishop and Richard Prosch ride roughshod through the world of Western TV tie-in novels, from the obscure to the well known; from original tie-in novels to script novelizations; from the names behind the names to the double dealing, bait and switch, backroom scandals. Available now for streaming on all major podcast platforms or by using the player below...

Friday, July 3, 2020

WESTERN ARTIST—ANDY THOMAS


WESTERN ARTIST
ANDY THOMAS
Six-Gun Justice Podcast’s co-host Richard Prosch recently had the opportunity to talk with Western artist Andy Thomas, whose painting grace the covers of some of Rich’s books.

SIX-GUN JUSTICE: Have you always liked to draw, or is it something you took up as an adult? Has your artwork always been western-themed?

ANDY THOMAS: I have been drawing and painting all my life. I have always done a wide assortment of subjects, including westerns. Today, most of the work I show the public is western or politically themed.

SGJ: Do you have a western or rural background? What’s your inspiration?

THOMAS: I grew up in a small town, Carthage, in southwest Missouri. My family owned a small, nonworking farm nearby. My interest in the West came from Frederic Remington and Charles Russell reproductions. Of course, Hollywood must have influenced me.

SGJ: Do you work exclusively in oils? What other media do you enjoy?

THOMAS: I enjoy all media but most of my major pieces are in oil. I do many works in pen and ink and watercolor.

SGJ: How do you come up with a specific scene? Is it suggested to you from literature or real life? Can you walk us through the process?

THOMAS: That is a great question with lots of answers. Here are some of my paths to a painting: Sometimes I set out to do an iconic image of the West; People suggest ideas (I think being open to the ideas of others is good); I have read many journals and first-hand accounts of the West and those stories prompt ideas; Yes, sometimes literature inspires paintings; I’ve done some paintings based on songs; Sometimes I start with an emotion and try to build an idea from that; Many times I paint historical scenes, which I enjoy researching; I have sometimes used a painting of another artist, say Howard Pyle, identified why I like the painting, and tried to incorporate those things into a new painting; Rarely a good idea just pops into my head

SGJ: I can say I have had success and failure with all these methods. Once I have an idea for a painting that I am enthused about, I doodle small layouts with pencil and graduate to a quick, 9 x 12” color study. Some ideas die there when the study is uninspiring. Less than half become full paintings.

SGJ: Your work has a great deal of kinetic energy. Lots of movement. Do you work from photo shoots to catch the action in the moment?

THOMAS: Those comments about my paintings are words I love hearing because it is something I strive for: energy and motion.  I usually start with horses and figures that I make up in my color study. I have many horse photographs and close-ups that I use to do a finished painting, using my study for the dynamic motion. Figures I usually just make up. If I need to, I will pose myself for some ideas using a digital camera. I almost always shoot photographs for hands and guns. I want the horses and figures, through their poses, to help tell the story of the painting as much as the setting and clothing.

SGJ: Do you use live models for the variety of unique faces and expressions your characters employ?

THOMAS: Creating unique faces can be a challenge. Usually, I make up the faces. Sometimes I try to make them look like people I know or even actors. Sometimes I have used photos of family members. The natural impulse is to paint good looking faces, but the best ones fall short of being handsome or pretty.

SGJ: Do you paint full time? What’s a typical day like for you?

THOMAS: I paint fewer oil paintings than I did before, but I still do a lot of artwork. When I have a painting or project in the works, I am in the studio at 10:30 in the morning till 6:00pm. I go back up from 9:00pm to midnight.

SGJ: What happens to your work when you’re finished? Do you work toward putting together shows or gallery displays? Do you take commissions and/or sell your work online?

THOMAS: It is my good fortune that my wife and business partner, Dina has always handled all business affairs for us.  She varnishes the paintings, has them scanned, framed and shipped. We have been working together for 29 years. It’s been a very good life.