I decided to read Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse by Nate Cosby and Chris Eliopoulos because the boy on the cover looked a lot like Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes. While it wasn’t near as clever or kid-friendly as Calvin and Hobbes, it was an enjoyable story. Cow Boy is the story of Boyd Linney, a young boy who is also a bounty hunter. It is a simply told story with some deeper themes, as the bounties Boyd is hunting begin with his absentee father and then proceed through his family. The story is set in the Old West, which is where the name of the story comes from. The art is simple and clean, which adds to the effect the depth of the story has.
This was a decent story, but was not at all what I was expecting. While intended for all ages (again, I wouldn’t really recommend it for young kids), I actually think adults will enjoy it the most. Complex themes of family and moral ambiguity add to the overall depth of Cow Boy.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.