Celebrated cowboy cartoonist Boots Reynolds hands down a whole heap of humor in his first-ever book, Boots `n Beans, a one-of-a-kind collectors item featuring 72 of Reynolds humorous Western paintings of the cowboy life paired with a heap o savory bean recipes. After living as a bronc rider, roper, horse trainer and rodeo clown Boots rediscovered, in the 70s, his youthful talent for drawing and painting.
He became a featured artist for Leanin Tree, which has sold millions of greeting cards with his humorous illustrations. Boots `n Beans combines the best of his paintings with the stories behind the art plus vignettes of the 30-plus Westerners who have provided their original bean recipes. Packed with colorful artwork, insightful writing on cowboy lore and tasty recipes, Boots `n Beans is an art book full of BEANS. For this book he recruited favorite bean dishes from a passel of genuine cowboy chuck wagon cooks, governors from half a dozen Western states, fellow cartoonists, the family of country artist Reba McEntire and First Lady Laura Bush among others. One of the premier Western humor artists and a featured Leanin Tree illustrator for more than 26 years, Boots consummate talent is in transforming the routine and mundane of cowboy culture into something hilarious. Combining a couple decades of the best Boots Reynolds artwork, along with the often-hilarious stories behind them, Boots `n Beans is a tip of the ladle to the food that won the West.
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