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Meeting Marty Meierotto #7467935
01/21/22 10:14 AM
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At the National Trappers Convention in Escanaba, Michigan a few years back, I looked up to find none other than Marty Meierotto of the History Channel’s “Mountain Men” TV show standing at my booth. He said, “Hi, Joe! I’ve been an admirer of your artwork for many years and I wanted to come say, hello! In fact, long ago, you illustrated a story I wrote for Fur-Fish-Game magazine and I’ve been following your work ever since.” After I gathered my jaw up from the floor, I invited Marty behind my booth where we talked some more. The article he spoke of was from the May 1998 issue, and was titled, “Herbie of the Black” - a true story of a hermit he met in the Black River Country of Alaska. The recluse was having trouble with a family of grizzlies that were trying to break into his cabin to do him harm. I was assigned to illustrate his story long before the world came to know Marty & his trapline adventures, flying that plane over the Alaskan wilderness. He is an incredible writer and I know you will find this story riveting. In fact, Marty is currently offering a book titled, “In the Land of Wilderness: The writings of Marty Meierotto” available on Amazon. By the time Marty and I were finished visiting, there was a crowd four persons deep, all holding up their phones snapping pics of their favorite “Mountain Man”. Thank you for the visit and kind words, Marty! Folks, he is the real deal!
The pencil drawing used in the article was created from a photoshoot I did at Tom Parr’s cabin behind the Trap History Museum in Galloway, Ohio. I had Tom lean in the window so I could get a sense of the shadows created by a bear trying to enter. I later produced a Limited Edition Artprint from this pencil drawing as well as a T-shirt design titled, “A Bad Case of Cabin Fever”. Both have since sold out.

For more info on the Trap History Museum visit: http://www.traphistorymuseum.com

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Re: Meeting Marty Meierotto [Re: JoeGoodman] #7467942
01/21/22 10:21 AM
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That is some fantastic art work and a great story!

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Re: Meeting Marty Meierotto [Re: JoeGoodman] #7467951
01/21/22 10:28 AM
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Great picture and drawing!


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I think you all will agree, Marty is a fantastic writer! This is by far the best article I have ever illustrated for Fur-Fish-Game magazine....and I have illustrated a LOT! laugh


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Re: Meeting Marty Meierotto [Re: JoeGoodman] #7467959
01/21/22 10:37 AM
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Thanks for posting Joe! Great read and artwork.




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01/21/22 10:38 AM
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I just finished reading the article and that is FANTASTIC!


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Re: Meeting Marty Meierotto [Re: JoeGoodman] #7467963
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Very cool. Thanks for shareing

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Nice story, thanks for posting!

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I read that a few years back. A search of the soul as to why he did what he did.


Vietnam--1967 46th. Const./Combat Engineers

"Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction."
"After the first shot, all plans go out the window!"
Re: Meeting Marty Meierotto [Re: JoeGoodman] #7468116
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The wife and I were at the same convention,they had a banquet with him the host that Friday night.He did an unscheduled Q /A afterwards.Very nice guy.The next day the wife and I were sitting at the entrance to one of the buildings when him and his family came in.We watched people walk by and then recognize him and go back to talk to him.Families with young trappers would ask him if they could take his picture with him and he never turned anybody down.Pretty soon he had a crowd around him that he couldn't get away from.He talked and answered everybody's questions,posed for numerous pictures.His wife and daughter are to be commended for their patience.We watched this happening,and my wife remarked"what a class act".He is.


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I thoroughly enjoyed that story! Thanks for sharing.


"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways,totally worn out,shouting...
Wow-What a ride!"
Re: Meeting Marty Meierotto [Re: JoeGoodman] #7468186
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Just read a recent article by Marty Meierotto FFG. He seems like a thoughtful and intelligent man. And, he is an excellent writer. The story about Herbie of the Black is a great story.


What from Christ that soul can sever,
Bound by everlasting bands?
None shall take thee
From the Strength of Israel's hands.

Re: Meeting Marty Meierotto [Re: Kart29] #7468221
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Joe:

Thanks for sharing that! A+ on the story and illustration.


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Just inspired me to order Marty's book and two other books from the ATA.

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Wonderful!

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I was at the same convention and Marty's daughter was handing out traps to all the kids who went by. He took time out to talk to my son and sign the Mink board my son was collecting autographs on. He struck me as a very down to earth kind of guy.

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Man that was a good read! Sure wished I'd have acquired that print now. Can't believe I don't have it.
Sure hope all is well Joe.


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Thanks Joe, and thanks Marty! A very enjoyable and interesting read!


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Very cool story

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