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A good buddy of mine and a talented stand-up comic, actor, and cartoonist, Michael Capozzola, and I collaborated on this gag. Funny thing is that over the years a number of readers have suggested a cowboy walking into a salon thinking it was a saloon but I never felt it was enough all by itself to support the gag. Michael came up with the pun independently, but his idea to have the hombre identify himself as “half blind” and “illiterate” put it over the edge for me, so I drew it. Here’s multi-talented Michael’s multi-talented web site. Have a visit.
I love doing gags about cowboys and the Old West. When I was a kid growing up in Kansas City and Oklahoma in the mid 1900s, I was fascinated by cowboys and wanted nothing more than to be one when I grew up. I gave up that dream as soon as I was old enough to realize that being a cowboy nowadays did not entail chasing bad guys on horseback, but rather working your ass off in the hot sun and driving back to your trailer at night in a pickup truck. This life was not for me, plus, I can’t stand cheap, American beer.