Known as “Triple B”, author, artist and Arizona historian Bob Boze Bell is the President and Executive Editor of True West Magazine, positions he has held since 1999.

AUTHOR: A beloved chronicler of the American West, BBB has written books on the life and times of old west legends – outlaws & lawdogs – Billy the Kid, Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok – in addition to Classic Gunfights I, II & III. All popular – all heavily illustrated – these books have sold more than 80,000 copies.

In 2014 BBB published “The 66 Kid” a visual, insightful and humorous memoir of growing up on Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona – part autobiography, part narrative history, part oral history — he offers a highly illustrated account of the world's most famous highway, full of his personal observations and recollections, and rousing first-person accounts from people who lived, worked, and played along the road.


ARIZONA HISTORIAN: Known for his wide-ranging familiarity and astute observations of the old west, BBB is an entertaining and highly sought-after speaker.   

ARTIST: Known for his “Daily Whip Outs”, Bob Boze Bell is a high-volume artist who paints with gouache on archival watercolor paper. He also creates illustrations in black & white on scratchboard and scraperboard. All from his home studio in Cave Creek, AZ.


Still going great guns, BBB says, "Work is only work if you'd rather be someplace else. And I'm exactly where I want to be."