Hank the Cowdog Covers

Today I learned of the passing of Gerald Holmes who was the artist for the Hank the Cowdog series.

Hank the Cowdog, Coyote, John EricksonGerald has illustrated all the Hank the Cowdog books from the the first book, The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog, to the The Frozen Rodeo which will be released next month as the 74th in the series.

The Case of the Monster Fire, John R. Erickson, Hank the Cowdog, BooksAlong with the great stories by John R. Erickson I have always enjoyed the great drawings and cover art in the series.

The Case of the Monster Fire, John R. Erickson, Hank the Cowdog, BooksI had known about the Hank the Cowdog series before, but the book that really got me interested was The Case of the Monster Fire.

I grew up near where John R. Erickson worked as a cowboy before he moved to the Texas Panhandle and starting to write the Hank the Cowdog books. My home county in Kansas was greatly damaged by the wildfires and many of my friends were affected by the fires. This book really hit home.

Last year I set and completed a challenge to read through the entire Hank the Cowdog series.

Hank the Cowdog, John Erickson, Gerald HolmesThe Case of the Killer Tornado was one book that brought back memories of growing up in Tornado Alley.

Hank the Cowdog, John Erickson, Gerald HolmesThe Case of the Hooking Bull brought back memories of working with cattle when I worked on a ranch.

Hank the Cowdog, John Erickson, Gerald HolmesThis is one of my favorite covers. It’s a Dogs Life was also a really fun book to read.

I just finished looking through some of the Hank the Cowdog books that I have at home. I wanted to enjoy some of the great art work of Gerald Holmes as I remember him tonight.

I am looking forward to reading The Frozen Rodeo once it is available from the library.

Knowing that it is the last book with illustrations by Gerald Holmes will be sad, but it will also bring back memories of a great artist.

Steven

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