Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse by Nate Cosby
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Archaia Entertainment, LLC
Nate Cosby (Pigs, Jim Henson's The Storyteller) and Chris Eliopoulos (Franklin Richards, Misery Loves Sherman) present Cow Boy, the story of a young bounty hunter determined to send his entire outlaw family to jail. He travels the Old West on a horse that ain't his, and won't stop 'til every one'a his kin's in the clink. Also included are short stories by the likes of Roger Langridge (The Muppet Show), Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener (Atomic Robo), and Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space) and Colleen Coover (Jim Henson's The Storyteller).
Cow Boy is a story about 10 year-old Little Boyd Linney. Traveling with a horse that isn't his and his trusty peashooter with a loud holler, he goes to complete his mission of bringing his kin to justice. There are mini-comics inserted between chapters that are whimsical and sometimes weird.
The artwork is reminiscent of Bill Waterson's Calvin & Hobbes. Cow Boy also has moments that can be oddly serious and deep like Calvin & Hobbes.
highly recommend this story for all ages with a moment of sadness at the end.