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Encyclopedia > Cow and Boy

Cow and Boy is a comic strip created by Mark Leiknes and distributed by United Features Syndicate that began its run on January 2, 2006. This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... United Media is large editorial column and comic strip newspaper syndication service based in the United States, owned by The E.W. Scripps Company. ...


The strip centers around a boy named Billy and his best friend, Cow who live on Billy's family's farm. Apparently, only Billy can speak with Cow, but neither seems to mind as they share a vivid sense of imagination and adventure. COW is an acronym for a number of things: Can of worms The COW programming language, an esoteric programming language. ... Farms, East of Gorgan, Iran. ...


Other featured characters include Billy's mother, father, sister Tracy, and Billy's friend, Martin.


Ongoing themes include:

  • Billy's family's concern about his close friendship with Cow and his need for more human contact.
  • Billy and Cow creating fantastic moments.
  • Billy and Cow enjoying doing nothing at all.
  • Billy's sister and her annoyance with Billy and Cow.
  • Cow bringing an outsider's perspective to Billy and Martin's games.

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External links

  • Mark Leiknes's biography from Comics.com

 
 

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