Cow Boy Comic
April 25, 2012 4:40 PM   Subscribe

Cow Boy - the tale of Boyd Linney, a ten-year-old bounty hunter determined to round up his outlaw family. Or as Chris Sims puts it: "True Grit: The Animated Series".
posted by Artw (17 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
Okay this is kind of amazing.
posted by curious nu at 4:44 PM on April 25, 2012 [3 favorites]

Very keen, thanks! I half expect his gun/horse to become a talking horse who walks on his hind legs, and looks a bit like Hobbes. But it doesn't, which is probably for the best. Then everyone would be talking about the Wild West Calvin comic, which this isn't.

And it's Cow Boy, not Coy Boy.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:54 PM on April 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

posted by Artw at 4:55 PM on April 25, 2012

Boy's got a simple aggression in him.
posted by Iridic at 4:57 PM on April 25, 2012 [4 favorites]

I need more of this right now! I can't wait til May for no dang book...

Thanks, this is great
posted by pupdog at 4:59 PM on April 25, 2012

I clicked on it, and thought I didn't like it, and now I've gone and read the whole thing. It's hard for me to wrap my head around the cuteness of the protagonist in a serious, violent story. I have to think about this one for a while.
posted by Tesseractive at 5:00 PM on April 25, 2012

This is terrific. The dialogue's charming:

"You intend to cause a ruckus?"
"I do not. But the byproduct of my intentions could well lead to ruckus."
posted by ZaphodB at 5:08 PM on April 25, 2012 [3 favorites]

"You commit dumb crimes, Daddy. And you do'em loud."

Christ. I wish I'd said that to my dad.
posted by hanoixan at 5:13 PM on April 25, 2012

Pretty neat.
posted by jsturgill at 5:53 PM on April 25, 2012

I'm a pretty big fan of gritty westerns.

This is the best damn western I've seen or read in years.
posted by vertigo25 at 6:16 PM on April 25, 2012

This is fucking fantastic. I can trace so many influences, but it's such an original amalgamation. Watterson, Ware, Schulz, Jeff Smith... I'd pay money for this if it were free.
posted by cmoj at 7:16 PM on April 25, 2012

Yeah, this is wonderful. Such a great voice.
posted by absalom at 7:59 PM on April 25, 2012

What - what - it just finishes there? Where's the rest of it? I want more and I must have it. Does anyone know whether the dead tree version is complete?
posted by Joe in Australia at 12:00 AM on April 26, 2012

That's just ridiculously good. I think I am required to purchase this, once it's out.
posted by Malor at 4:10 AM on April 26, 2012

Ok, I'm not much for comics usually, but this is just excellent.
posted by Chrischris at 6:41 AM on April 26, 2012

I wouldn't have thought this was the kind of thing I liked, but I like it a lot. Comments above are right. Smashing dialogue and style.
posted by communicator at 2:14 PM on April 26, 2012

Calvin with an Hobbes gun… what's not to like?
posted by jabo at 9:37 PM on April 26, 2012

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