Posts Tagged ‘Ace Reid’

I had the “honor” of seeing someone tonight that I have not seen since probably 1997 or 1998. This person gave me some of the best advice about my cartoons that anyone could have. She was honest and abrupt and for that I appreciate that advice more than anything.

I consider Ace Reid to be the Greatest Cowboy Cartoonist that ever was, and although there have been other great ones and there are some really good ones now, Ace was and is the measuring stick by which we are all measured.

If Ace Reid was the Greatest Cowboy Cartoonist then I consider Madge Reid to be The First Lady of Cowboy Cartoonists.

She told me almost 20 years ago when she first saw my cartoons that I needed to be myself, and that I needed to find my own “niche” … at the time I didn’t understand that comment, and it took me quite a few more years until I did.

I believe that I have found my “niche” and I attribute a large amount of that to Madge Reid.

As I said I had the “honor” of seeing her again tonight at The Museum of Western Art in Kerrville, Texas where she spoke about Ace and his cartoons.

Thank you Madge Reid,

JP Rankin


JP and Madge Reid

… and the Autograph

Posted: December 16, 2013 in Other Artists
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... and the Autograph

Signed by the author John Erickson and “ACE REID”!

So I was saying the other day that this was the book I read by John Erickson that got be introduced to Jody Logsdon with Laid-Back West Syndicate and that is when I started having my cartoons published in American Cowboy, Western Horseman and Cowboy Sports & Entertainment ….

I loaned my copy out and never got it back.

I found this one on the internet the other day for $9.00.

Signed by the author John Erickson and more importantly signed by “The Greatest Cowboy Cartoonist”