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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lonesome Dove's CAPTAIN CALL

I'm working my way through McMurty's Lonesome Dove again for the second time since November, and am about halfway through. I started reading it to get a fixed description of Captain Call - whose only physical characteristic, as far as I've found, is that he's "barely middle-sized" - and just kept on going. It's tempting to just draw white-bearded Tommy Lee Jones, but as most any character with facial hair is described as having it, I decided to leave my Call clean-shaven. He's riding his roughly-monikered mare and carrying his Henry.

If you haven't read it, or seen the movie, I recommend both.

A drawing/illustration of Captain Woodrow Call, from the novel LONESOME DOVE by Larry McMurty; art by Chris Schweizer

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