You might recognize, "Darrow C'Est Fou!" or "Darrow it's crazy!" from Geof Darrow's cult classic graphic novel Bourbon Thret. Originally published in France in the 1980's by Aedena, Bourbon Thret is coming to America. Dark Horse Comics will publish the first ever American edition, which will feature an introduction of the chainsaw wielding Shaolin Cowboy. The book will look similar to Dark Horse's recent release of Shaolin Cowboy: Shemp Buffet. Bourbon Thret features the first appearance of the iconic character, complete with ultra violent and unforgettable zombie stories that continue to make a mark on fans.
Darrow talked about the origins of his character by saying,
In Japan, they'd put random words on t-shirts or whatever because they liked the way the words looked together, just an odd combination of two things that have nothing to do with each other. And I just came up with this thing. Bourbon. Thret. It sounded odd and unexpected to me. I only changed his name later to the Shaolin Cowboy for his American debut after Frank Miller warned me to not to use the word cowboy. It won't sell, he said. And that's how Bourbon Thret became the Shaolin Cowboy.
An interesting bit of information about the release: almost the entire Dark Horse edition of Bourbon Thret will be re-colored by the award winning colorist Dave Stewart. When it was originally published, Bourbon Thret was colored by a team of colorists that left Darrow unsatisfied with the look, with the exception of the work done by Studio Herge (Tin Tin.) So while the Studio Herge pages will remain the same, the rest will be re-done by Stewart. Dark Horse plans to announce an official publication date for the book later this year.
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