He gives CPR to a fish and gets sad when it dies.
July 17, 2011 3:38 PM   Subscribe

Cowboy Henk is an extremely stupid, surreal, and funny comic strip from Belgium. Mostly SFW but occasionally very NSFW.

It's the work of Kamagurka and Herr Seele. A bit about the comic from the last link:

Herr Seele was born as Peter van Heirseele in Torhout, Belgium in 1959. He is a comic artist, scriptwriter, TV host and media personality. He studied Fine Arts in Ghent, piano tuning in Wales and restauration in Florence, Italy. In both the comics and television fields, he is best known as the sidekick of Kamagurka. Together, they are responsible for the brilliant absurd comic strip 'Cowboy Henk'. The comic appeared in the paper Vooruit from 1981 and eventually found its way to Humo magazine, as well as several international magazines. They additionally made annual theatre shows, and TV shows like 'Kamagurka en Herr Seele' for VPRO television in The Netherlands. Herr Seele is additionally working as a piano tuner and painter.

posted by codacorolla (27 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
 
Reminds me a little of the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 3:59 PM on July 17, 2011


The woman he throws out of the train protests "I am the father of seven children!",...

...which is nowhere near the oddest thing in these comics.
posted by Jehan at 4:09 PM on July 17, 2011 [4 favorites]


Ziggy the Pinhead.
posted by loquacious at 4:10 PM on July 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


"It's about time you got a cat."

"Are you mad? With all this sperm about the house?"
posted by Jehan at 4:14 PM on July 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I would enjoy these more if I didn't have such a bad cold as they seem too phlegmish.
posted by hal9k at 4:16 PM on July 17, 2011 [7 favorites]


I would enjoy these more if there were anything remotely funny in them!
posted by Windopaene at 4:21 PM on July 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I would enjoy these more if I had anything remotely resembling a sense of humor!
posted by acetonic at 4:27 PM on July 17, 2011 [7 favorites]


Mostly SFW but occasionally very NSFW.

Just like Playboy links then, huh?
posted by hal_c_on at 4:33 PM on July 17, 2011


I thought they were funny, and I had my sense of humour surgically* removed when I was nine.

*For a slice of the one true tonsil, please send SASE.
posted by sneebler at 4:36 PM on July 17, 2011


I would enjoy these more if I didn't have that spot on my brain!
posted by NoMich at 4:36 PM on July 17, 2011


I too have a cold and this comic provided a temporary escape from the cold's symptoms. I am ping-ponging between distractions that provide the most stimulation for the least amount of effort. I've seen these posted in bits and pieces but never the whole set, so thanks for that.
posted by hellojed at 4:49 PM on July 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I first encountered these in Raw Magazine, back in the day (get off my lawn). A few of those are reprinted in the first link.
posted by ardgedee at 4:52 PM on July 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


The penis is evil.
posted by Nomyte at 4:58 PM on July 17, 2011


It appears that, for Cowby Henk, there are few situation that can't be sovled with a steaming dump.

Good times.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:00 PM on July 17, 2011


More gross than funny a lot of the time. Especially the one about fries with vomit.
posted by bwg at 5:13 PM on July 17, 2011


Love it. This one especially.
posted by hnnrs at 5:18 PM on July 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I think my favorite thing about this is the lovely, vintage Hergé-style illustration juxtaposed with the bizarre writing.
posted by usonian at 5:37 PM on July 17, 2011


"Hergé-style illustration" is called Ligne claire.
posted by The Hamms Bear at 6:44 PM on July 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


So he doesn't ride horses or live on the prairie, Cowboy is just his first name. That seems appropriate.
posted by Kevin Street at 6:44 PM on July 17, 2011


There's a little Cowboy Henk in all of us.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 7:31 PM on July 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Stumbled on one of those (as Cowboy Jean) in French comix Psikopat in my teens. It gave me one of the few loud gut laughs I've ever had from reading a comic strip. Thanks, codacorolla.
posted by jchgf at 7:45 PM on July 17, 2011


Genius. Poop sculpting genius.
posted by hifimofo at 8:12 PM on July 17, 2011


It turns out that the term 'ligne claire' was invented by Joost Swarte. If you like the style of illustration in Cowboy Henk, you will love Joost Swarte. Take these, for example.
posted by benito.strauss at 8:17 PM on July 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I would have liked to see the panel *before* he stuck the gun in his mouth and tried to blow his head off.
posted by sweetkid at 10:00 PM on July 17, 2011


There's some more in this Flickr set:

1 NSFW!

2 Still NSFW.

3

4

5

6 Untranslated, sadly.

7

And 8 Probably NSFW. (Via.)
posted by Kevin Street at 10:36 PM on July 17, 2011 [3 favorites]


6 Untranslated, sadly.


Shit all my clothes are dirty.......

The only thing I can wear is THIS

Is it a bird ?

Is it a plane?

No, it's Cowboy Henk!
posted by PaulZ at 12:29 AM on July 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


It's Herge meets Viz.
posted by acb at 9:45 AM on July 18, 2011


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