Archive for November, 2014

Christmas in Comfort happens the Saturday after Thanksgiving and has been happening for a long time … the downtown streets of Comfort, Texas are closed off and the place is full up with street vendors peddlin’ their crafts, wares and food followed by one of the largest nightime Christmas parades around.

The Cartoon Cowboy has made an effort to participate in the festivities (Lone Star Beer) every chance he gets.

Here are a few photos from yesterday’s event.

Christmas in Comfort 2014

The Cartoon Cowboy and XMAS Elves

“The Cartoon Cowboy” with Christmas Elves – Steve and Karen

JP and Machete

… not sure, but this might have been “Machete”

… if you don’t get excited about street peddlers then you need to check your “fun thermometer” … 

JP and Rudolph

“MACHETE” … the street peddler did manage to wrangle a $10.00 bill from me for the purchase of this fine Rudolph hat … well worth the money …

… and “YES” … we can drink beer in the streets !


This is Texas !

JP and Janni - 11.29.14

“THE CARTOON COWBOY and his oldest daughter, JANNI”

Me and Janni Cropped

… and another one

The Cartoon Cowboy and Rudolph at The Rooster

… took a few minutes to relax at THE BEST BAR IN THE WORLD …


… before the start of the Christmas in Comfort Parade

Christmas Cowboy

… winding down the evening festivities

So …. it’s getting to be that time of the year …

Time for The Cartoon Cowboy to break out a new “Santy Claus” cartoon …

This was the one from 2013 …. “BAD SANTA”

Bad Santa to Post

… last year in 2013, my youngest daughter Ammeke and myself began decorating The Lone Star Beer Christmas Tree … so this year we made a page on Facebook for it (why wouldn’t we) … give us a “LIKE” if you don’t mind and if you are traveling between Comfort, Texas and Sisterdale, Texas stop and take a photo and post it on our page. THANKS, THANKS A LOT !

Like Us

… I was out having coffee with the girls (Mollie and Maggie) this morning.

One reason I am glad I don’t wake up in the city.

Mollie and Maggie

… if you are going to start something you might as well finish it!

Quittin After One w TEXT

…. The Cartoon Cowboy stopped in at the RIO BRAVO Trading Post, didn’t see John Wayne or Dean Martin

Rio Bravo Trading Post


Posted: November 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you don’t think stuffed toads are funny then you don’t know what funny is !

So A Toad

Cartoon Cowboy at The Pecos High Bridge


On my side of the river …

(if this offends you, remember that I am a cartoonist that deals in satire and cynicism. In short it doesn’t really bother me that you are offended)

down the road outside of Langtry, Texas on The Rio Grande

… this is at Eagle’s Nest

MEXICO on the other side.

On my side of the River

Ol’ Judge Roy Bean’s place was always a favorite place of my Dad’s … of course when he went there for the first time in the early 1950’s it wasn’t anything like it is today.

The State of Texas has stepped in and made everything around there real fancy …

Still a place I like to visit on occasion.

They say this place is 2 miles from water and 2 feet from HELL !

Jersey Lilly - outside bw

Jersey Lilly - BW

If your'e gonna be a bear


Somewhere near a scenic overlook


… I’ve never been big on creating graffiti, but I will sketch as few ‘toons if the opportunity arises …

This is an old abandoned motor court between Comstock and Langtry, Texas.

I can’t ever drive by this place without stopping.

Ancient Wall Art along the way

Old Motor Court


Posted: November 16, 2014 in Photos

I have had this hanging on the wall of “THE CARTOON SALOON” for many years.

Don’t remember how I cam by it, but it is purty accurate for sure.

PS: If you are not familiar with the word “Purty” than you damn sure ain’t from my part of the country.

A Cartoonist







These were and are my uncles – remembering them on Veteran’s day 2014

Clarence Mooney, United States Army Air Corp

Stanley Mooney, USMC

Charlie Mooney, United States Army Air Corp

Daniel D. Mooney, Jr.