Archive for the ‘Famous People’ Category

One of my favorite cartoonist is R. C. Harvey , I was introduced to his work by a fellow cartoonist, Daryl Talbot many years ago …

I remember being very excited when I received his book via USPS because he had taken the time to personalize it and had even included some photocopies of a cartoonist by the name of Dick Sebald.

Dick Sebald drew a cartoon character named “Balin’ Wire Bill” and the name of the cartoon strip was “Sage, Sand & Salt”.

I would be curious to know if any of you fine folks out there in Internet land remember “Balin’ Wire Bill”.

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.

then came 2002 ….

For my good friend’s birthday greeting …

Instead of drawing him another one each year I just send this one to him again …

… and from 2001

This was a fun year and was also the year that Sam (wife) and I got invited to attend and perform at the “The Texas Inaugural” in Crawford, Texas and we had the opportunity to meet President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush … also got to meet Ted Nugent that evening as well …

So a bunch of us put together a basket of items and presented them to President Bush that evening … this was the cartoon that The Cartoon Cowboy gave to him … probably all boxed up in a warehouse somewhere? Like you see in the movies.

in 2001 ... The Four Pigmen and Same Crap, Different Day

… and from 2001

This was a fun year and was also the year that Sam (wife) and I got invited the “The Texas Inaugural” in Crawford, Texas and had the opportunity to meet President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush … also got to meet Ted Nugent that evening as well …

So a bunch of us put together a basket of items and presented them to President Bush that evening … this was the cartoon that The Cartoon Cowboy gave to him … probably all boxed up in a warehouse somewhere? Like you see in the movies.

This was also the year that produced “GOAT RIDERS in the SKY”, but you may not be aware of it’s counterpart …

“THE FOUR PIGMEN of the APOCALYPSE” … a cartoon also inspired by Cowboy Artist, Rick McCumber …

… appearing in “THE FOUR PIGMEN”, left to right …

1. JP Rankin “The Cartoon Cowboy”
2. The Rick McCumber
3. Sky Shivers appearing with “Miss Kitty”
4. Jeff Gore

On a side note this is the same cartoon that was stolen by “Bill Miller’s BBQ in San Antonio” and used on a t-shirt.

They had some hack of an artist render their version of the “FOUR PIGMEN” and then put it in a t-shirt.

Needless to say – Bill Miller’s never returned my phone calls.

From 1998 – “BOB WILLS IS STILL THE KING”

This is one I did in 1998 and while at the Cowboy Symposium in Lubbock that year I had the pleasure of meeting Bob’s daughter Rosetta Wills and she gave me her stamp of approval on this cartoon.

It has been a favorite of mine and many others, especially those who understand and love the music called “Western Swing”.

This a cartoon that I did in 2001 at The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.

It is a cartoon of a good friend of mine Rick McCumber who is one helluva Silversmith and Western Artist.

Check out his work at ….

http://www.rickmccumber.com/