Friends of the Festival
Bob Boze Bell, as he's called in his hometown (Kingman, Arizona), has published seven 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 "Classic Gunfights, Volume III," which came out in summer 2007. His most recent book is "The Life and Times of Wild Bill Hickok."
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.
With several new books in the works and an aggressive expansion of the magazine, Boze shows no sign of slowing down.