Ace Reid and the Cowpokes Cartoons

Author: Ace Reid

Publisher: University of Texas Press

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Category: Humor

Page: 176

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Folks across the West know a cowpoke named Jake. A good-hearted guy, he's always up to his eyebrows in debt or drought or prickly pears looking for them dad-blamed ole wild cows. In fact, he's so real a fella that it's hard to believe that Ace Reid made him up. This book brings together 139 of Ace Reid's popular "Cowpokes" cartoons, reproduced in large format to show the artistry and attention to detail that characterized Reid's work. Grouped around themes such as work, weather, bankers, and friends, they reveal the distinctive "you might as well laugh as cry" sense of humor that ranch folks draw on to get through hard work and hard times. In the foreword, Washington Post cartoonist Pat Oliphant offers an appreciation of Reid's "Cowpokes" cartoons, noting that "Ace's work has a magic of its own, and it owes nothing to anyone else." Reid's longtime friend Elmer Kelton recounts Ace's life and career in the introduction, describing how a shy boy who grew up on ranch work transformed himself into an artist-entrepreneur who never met a stranger and who made ranch work the subject of his real love, cartooning. This collector's volume belongs on the shelf of everyone who loves the "Cowpokes" cartoons, knows a fella like Jake, or enjoys the dry wit of the American cowboy.

Cowpokes Ride Again

Author: Ace Reid

Publisher: Cowpoke Cartoon Books

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 64

View: 786

Ace Reid learned the life of a cowboy the hard way, on his father's 4000 acre ranch at Electra, Texas. Having decided that ranching was just too tough during those drought-ridden years, Ace turned to cartooning and has been electrifying the funny bones of the world with his Cowpoke cartoons for over the past two decades.

Ace Reid's Cowpokes

Ride Again

Author: Asa E. Reid

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 62

View: 133

Ace Reid learned the life of a cowboy the hard way, on his father's 4000 acre ranch at Electra, Texas. Having decided that ranching was just too tough during those drought-ridden years, Ace turned to cartooning and has been electrifying the funny bones of the world with his Cowpoke cartoons for over the past two decades.

Cowpokes

Cow Country Cartoons

Author: Asa E. Reid

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 53

View: 286

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Third series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

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Category: Copyright

Page:

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Draggin' S Ranch Cowpokes

Author: Ace Reid

Publisher: Cowpoke Cartoon Books

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 65

View: 512

The characters are earth people which everyone who knows a little about farms or ranches will recognize as authentic, since Reid knows what he's drawing about. Reid, his wife, Madge, and son, Stan, live on the Draggin' S ranch near Kerrville, Texas, and as Ace laughingly admits, "I have to cartoon to afford it."

American Cowboy

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Page: 104

View: 511

Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.

American Cowboy

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Page: 112

View: 527

Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.

Awesome Almanac

Texas

Author: Jean F. Blashfield

Publisher: B & B Pub

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 933

A cornucopia of information on Texas features entertainment, travel, history, sports, geography, people, and culture of the Lone Star State

Rangelands

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Category: Range management

Page:

View: 986