Ramblings & Reviews

Cow-Guy VS Cosmic Cow

Francesco Marciuliano has once again brought up his hypothesis that my signature character Cow-Guy is just a pale reflection of the original Cosmic Cow (from Ted Knight’s iconic 1970s TV show, Too Close for Comfort).
See note below for the history of this feud.

First off, the markings on the cows are completely different. Secondly, Cosmic Cow has a red pencil, whereas Cow-Guy has a green mechanical pencil. It’s totally different!

Here’s hoping this finally lays to rest this ridiculous comparison.

For Cow-Guy’s mysterious true origins, check out The Origin of Cow-Guy!

  • Note: For those who take things too literally, the feud with Francesco listed above is fictional.

By Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip. From 1996-2003 he was the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

One reply on “Cow-Guy VS Cosmic Cow”

Ashley DeCorseysays:

I’m a former cartoonist about to dive back in, maybe. I have a space cow based on Henry Rush’s Cosmic Cow, but the design is blatantly different, plus all auxillary characters are mine.

Different name, too.

I’m also pondering some single panel gags in the line of Heathcliff, Marmaduke, et al.

My natural inclination is to do comedy with a bit of a Funky Winkerbean/Far Side/Garfield, etc. design, with a bit of B. Kliban and Berke Breathed around the edges.

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