Cowtown: Barbecue Apocalypse


Sure to incite laughter and hunger at the same time, Barbecue Apocalypse! compiles barbecue-centric strips into one hilarious, slow-smoked collection, combining the strip’s trademark proclivity for cows and pigs with the perfect theme. Standard barbecue terminology is sliced into puns, seasoned with ridiculousness, then grilled to one-panel perfection in this delicious Cowtown collection chock-full of those beloved livestock one-liners.

About the Author

Charlie Podrebarac’s cartoons have appeared in newspapers around the world as well as magazines such as Business Law Today, Nickelodeon, Playboy, The New York Times Book Review, Kansas Alumni Magazine, and Veterinary Medicine.
In addition, he’s produced thousands of greeting cards, calendars, and promotions for companies such as Hallmark, American Greetings, Paramount, Current, the Kansas City Chiefs, Black & Veatch, Polsinelli, Boulevard Beer, WireCo WorldGroup, the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, and the City Market.
He has also created advertising art for clients including Sprint, MasterCard, Book of the Month Club, Westar, Kansas City International Airport, the Las Vegas International Airport, MetLife, SkiBikeFun, and MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream Treateries.
Charity work includes Back in the Swing (breast cancer awareness), Wayside Waifs, the Kemper Museum of Art, the National WWI Museum, the Strawberry Hill Museum, St. Luke’s Northland Hospital, the American Cancer Society, and various charity auctions.
And since 1984, he has written and drawn his single-panel cartoon, Cowtown, for the Kansas City Star Magazine (also on with his classic Fat Cats strip).

On a tasty note, Podrebarac co-founded Cowtown Barbecue Products with his wife, Alicia, and the owners of Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue Restaurant in Kansas City.


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