Rio Grande Armadillo

Posted: June 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

This is a watercolor and ink drawing/painting that I did on the banks of the Rio Grande in Lajitas using water that was scooped out of the Rio Grande …

Armadillo Lajitas

Rosa Cantina (1)

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Here is a close up of the four newest JP Rankin – The Cartoon Cowboy’s greeting cards presented by


With Age Comes Wisdom Cropped ColorWhere Does It Hurt - Color REV 1Second Language Cropped ColorEndangered Species Color CROPPED

The Cartoon Cowboy is pleased to announce the arrival of his newest greeting cards presented by Leanin’ Tree cards … you can find them at

or wherever Leanin’ Tree cards are sold … such as Tractor Supply

Leanin Tree

Pearls Cafe (1)

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Dogs In Heaven

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Good Judgement

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The story goes … I might not be rich, … but after 7 whisky drinks it ain’t gonna matter a tinker’s damn anyhow!


… besides Ace Reid and Lex Graham, one of the first Cowboy Cartoonists that I was exposed to was Bud McCaulley.

This book was given to me as a gift in 1996 by a client of mine.

It was lost for a period of time during a move that I had made, and it wasn’t until just recently that I discovered it again.  Unfortunately it is a little “worse for the wear”, but no worries.

Bud McCaulley has always been a favorite of mine, and will continue to be.

There are a lot of opinions about Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington as artists.  I have admiration for the both of them as they each had unique styles.
I came across these “first day covers” and “stamps” a few years ago.  I had misplaced them and several other items for quite a number of years.
I recently found these items and thought I would share.

Remington 1st Day Coverremington stampsRemingtonRussell 1st Day Cover


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Winning !

Posted: May 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

I received via the big, brown UPS today a very prized possession!

A unique name badge crafted by the one and only Rick McCumber!

Thanks Rick and Cindy!



In Spite of Ourselves!

Posted: May 6, 2016 in Uncategorized



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