The art style for Cow Boy is an endearing mix of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts and the grittiness of a Clint Eastwood western. How did you go about choosing the look of Cow Boy, and what are a few of your influences?
CHRIS: Actually, the look sort of chose me. I was playing around thinking I might try coloring the book in crayon, but that didn’t turn out so well. Then I just started playing with textures to give it that earth-worn feel and it just seemed right. It was all trial and error.
What’s your favorite part of making a comic?
CHRIS: My favorite part is when everything is put together and I can look at it as a whole. After I first read the entire script, my focus shifts down to page and panel with the whole story in the back of my mind. And when I see it all together I get a real kick.
Were you a troublemaker growing up?
CHRIS: I was always the good kid. Always did what I was told, obeyed my parents, ate my broccoli and did my homework. It’s kinda nice to live the adventures through Boyd on paper these days.
Did you ever want to be a cowboy when you were a kid?
CHRIS: I loved the Lone Ranger as a kid. I used to watch the old TV show over and over again. Thought he was so cool.
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