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Are any of you looking for a “UNIQUE” birthday gift or birthday card for that special someone …

If so then give me a shout ( niknar.toons@gmail.com ) and we will see what we can come up with for you.

This is one we did for my good friend and Western Artist – Rick McCumber …

Rankin Family History

This is a photo of my Dad, Robert “Bob” Rankin that was taken somewhere around 1947-48 …

He rode this motorcycle up the fire escape slide at the old Tivy High School – which is now Peterson Middle School.

Seemed like a good plan until he had to come down backwards and it didn’t end well.

My Grandpa picked gravel out of his elbows with a pair of needle nose pliers …

from left to right in the photo –

My Grandfather JB Rankin, Aunt Alyne (Rankin) Harvill, Grandmother (Mama Pearl), Robert “Bob” Rankin, Uncle Stanley Rankin and Aunt, Betty Jean (Rankin) Tracy

Robert D. Rankin

This was a cartoon that I did in 2005 the night by Father passed away …

In 1995 my wife Sam and I produced an advertising placemat around Kerrville, Boerne and Fredericksburg, Texas …

This was what got me started in the World of Cartooning – pretty much up to that point I was a caricature artist only.

If you look real close at Santa’s list you can see he was taking notes on a notepad from Herring Printing Company in Kerrville!

Here is a caricature that I did of my friend and “World Famous Cowboy Singer” Jeff Gore.

… and yes his mustache really is that big!

” …if The Cocky Rooster Bar would have been in Dodge City…
Marshall Dillon would have drank beer there … ”

… if you are ever heading South on Hwy 87 through Comfort, Texas … hang a left and visit Wendy and Daniel at The Cocky Rooster Bar

Sante Fe Junction - San Angelo, Texas

Did this one for the owner of “The Sante Fe Junction” in San Angelo in 1996 …

Stopped in their once on my way to Lubbock with my running buddy Randy Hoofard

It was us and 3 other people …

Not one of my better pieces …

Quick Sketch - The Cowboy Poet

One Heck Uv A View

Posted: January 30, 2014 in Black and White

One Heck Uv A View

One that I did in ’98 … not a typical type of cartoon for me.

Don’t remember what i did it for?

This was the original pen and ink illustration that appeared in the April 2001 issue of Western Horseman.

This was an illustration that The Cartoon Cowboy did for Western Horseman in 2000 for “On The Edge of Common Sense”, an article written by Baxter Black that still appears in the magazine.

2009 - Tres Senoritas

2009 – A little spin on “The Three Amigos”

2008 - Chickens, Angels and Heaven

2008 was kind of a slow year for me and I did not produce a whole lot of cartoons …

But I did manage this one!

This is a personal favorite!

2006 – This one I did for the cover of one of my books …

To the best of my knowledge I have never ridden my bicycle home from The Cocky Rooster Bar …

That is because I DO NOT not own a bicycle …

But I may have ridden someone else’s bicycle home because I just discovered that my barn is full of bicycles and I don’t have a clue as to where they came from …

2005 - New Year's Resolutions

… as for New Year’s Resolutions