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Known as “Triple B”, author, artist and Arizona historian Bob Boze Bell is the CEO 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.


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.

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


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."