The Scott Helmer Show • ORIGINAL AIR DATE: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
GUEST: Bob Boze Bell • True West Magazine
Bob Boze Bell, as he's called in his hometown (Kingman, Arizona), has published nine colorful and groundbreaking books on the West, with virtually all of them in multiple printings. Among the subjects-Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday and 2007's "Classic Gunfights, Volume III."
These popular, heavily illustrated books have sold over 80,000 copies, so far. In 2014 he published a visual memoir of growing up on Route 66 called "The 66 Kid," and this year he published the first volume of "The West Moments" the book. As for retirement, BBB says, "Work is only work if you'd rather be someplace else. And I'm exactly where I want to be."
In 1999, Bell, along with two other passionate Old West friends, bought "True West" Magazine and moved the editorial offices to Cave Creek, AZ. The magazine, published since 1953, continues to grow and features the distinctive style of Bell's creative vision.
In addition to his efforts for "True West," Boze's work has appeared in "Arizona Highways," "Playboy" and "National Lampoon." His artwork is featured on numerous book covers, and he appears often on the History Channel, Discovery Channel and the Westerns Channel ("True West Moments"), where his historical expertise and art are often featured.