Monday, April 9, 2012

Gus McCrae

Cartoon drawing/illustration of Captain Augustus "Gus" McCrae from Larry McMurty's LONESOME DOVE, drawn by Chris Schweizer
Here’s the other half of the Hat Creek Cattle Co. (though, if you take into account Pea Eye, Deets, and Next, he’s really only a fifth, and if you count the drive hands then the fraction becomes even more confusing), Gus McCrae, one of (if not THE) finest characters ever to emerge from the western genre. To be fair, I haven't yet read Monte Walsh, which I hear is quite deserving of the title.