Posts Tagged ‘Rick McCumber’

2015 was a great year for The Cartoon Cowboy …

JP Rankin was inducted into The Cowboy Cartoonists International and also had his artwork accepted by Leanin’ Tree Cards for publication.

The first two cards are now available and four more will be released in July 2016.

They are available now at the link below …

You can also find Leanin’ Tree Cards in Tractor Supply stores.

http://www.leanintree.com/Browse.aspx?token=|1_5650||0|48|0|0|0

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Had an unexpected visit of Friday from cowboy artist and spinner of tall tales Rick McCumber from Georgewest, Texas on his way to do famous people stuff in Fredericksburg, Texas.

He dropped off some oddities and curios for The Cartoon Saloon.


Cartoon Saloon

 

McCumber

The Four Pigmen of the Apocalypse

I may have posted this one before …

From left to Right

JP Rankin – The Cartoon Cowboy

Rick McCumber – Cowboy Artist

Sky Shivers – Storyteller and a sundry of other things

Miss Kitty – Performer and

Jeff Gore – Cowboy Singer and Minister of the Gospel

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 …

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.

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/