West Virginia artist Fort Guerin was raised in Mesa, Arizona, and it's the west, in particular the mythos of the Old West, that fires his imagination and provides the subjects for his paintings. Those paintings typically look like panels from an old comic book or stills from a mid-20th century Western movie. Often he fills the space around his images with text, which he says is a mixture of song lyrics, text from 40's and 50's cowboy comic books, and his own journal writing.