Real cowboys and make-believe buckaroos alike will laugh ’til the cows come home with this new book. While harkening back to a simpler time when all a man needed was a good horse, this collection of cowboy cartoons addresses the problems that face the cowboy and his existence in modern times.
Jim Willoughby, author and illustrator, paints a humorous, likable picture of the cowboy as someone separate from the rest of society. The cowboys live by their own code. It is not unusual for the cowboy to love his horse more than his wife or girlfriend. One cowboy tells his girl on a moonlit night, “Gosh, Dolly, you're plumb near as pretty as my bay mare.”
Abnormality, for the cowboy, is deviating in any way from the stereotype. One cartoon depicts a cowboy reclining on a psychiatrist’s couch, saying, “I never feel at home on the range.” This cowboy needs to fit in.
Similar situations depicted by Willoughby combine to create a collection of cowboy cartoons guaranteed to produce more than a few guffaws.