I’m not sure if I told you this before, but I kept two kinds of diaries during my wanderings — a regular diary and a “Comic Book” diary. This entry, from the “Comic Book” version, gives you some sense of what was going through my head during the title sequence from “Cactus Eaters.” Note the facial expression. Also, here are some scratchboard sketches inspired by various critters I saw in the American West. Alas, the grizzly sketch is a memento mori. They’ve been extinct in my native state since the 1920s. Nice going, California.