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Cowboy

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An uproariously surreal take on the classic Western.

In this wild west frontier town, nothing is quite what it seems. Painted ladies soar through the sky, townsfolk flicker and fade, and gender seems as fluid as oozing ink. At the heart of this surreal tale, a restless woman longs to break free from her confinement and ride off into the sunset. Both an homage to the classic Spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone and a fiercely feminist send-up of gruff masculinity, Cowboy is a Western unlike any other.

Pages:
168
Colors:
full color
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
6.5" x 8"
ISBN-13:
978-1-68396-279-3
Year:
2020

An uproariously surreal take on the classic Western.

In this wild west frontier town, nothing is quite what it seems. Painted ladies soar through the sky, townsfolk flicker and fade, and gender seems as fluid as oozing ink. At the heart of this surreal tale, a restless woman longs to break free from her confinement and ride off into the sunset. Both an homage to the classic Spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone and a fiercely feminist send-up of gruff masculinity, Cowboy is a Western unlike any other.

Press Highlights:

"Take the stereotypical Western, and flip it on its head: instead, we find gender fluidity and powerful women, thanks to Rikke Villadsen, an artist and cartoonist from Denmark. A fun, adventurous read." — Bitch Media

"An aggressively peculiar take on an already aggressively peculiar genre. I'm already looking forward to whatever new Villadsen book they publish next." — PopMatters

"In this feverish stew of pulp tropes and postmodern games ... Villadsen takes readers on one bizarre ride." — Publishers Weekly

"Breaking barriers and forcing one to look at the familiar in strange ways has always been the hallmark of great art. Rikke Villadsen deserves accolades for this one." — Broken Frontier 

"Danish cartoonist Rikke Villadsen's latest is a visceral, sexual and fantastical spin on the Western genre, disassembling norms and flipping gender roles." — Cool Yeah Alright