You don't need to have known me long, or read this blog or any of my published work for long, to know that I love western comics. Not all of them, mind you--slapping a hat on a character and sticking him on a horse doesn't make for a good western comic, necessarily. And as the genre has become more popular these last few years, after decades in the metaphorical wilderness, there have been a lot of lousy ones along with the good.
Fortunately there's an organization out there, Western Fictioneers, that celebrates the best in western writing, including comics. This month they've got an interview with John Ostrander, who's one of the best writers in the business, and who I'm proud to call my compadre. John's done some incredible work in western comics (and other comics as well), and certainly deserves to be read and enjoyed for many years to come. Read the interview and make your list.
Next month, I'll be the interview subject there. I'll post a link here when it's up. In the meantime, if you like western writing, it wouldn't hurt to bookmark the Western Fictioneers blog.
One more thing--here's a post they did a couple of years ago, ranking the 10 Best western comics out there (and some runners up). I couldn't be prouder that my western/horror series Desperadoes came in at number 6 on their list. That book has always been a labor of love, very close to my heart. I'm doubly honored, because down in the runners up list, at number 14, is Graveslinger, the book I wrote with my pard Shannon Eric Denton.
They keep this up, my hat won't fit anymore...