Born and raised on a ranch near Newell, South Dakota, I have spent my lifetime in the cattle and horse business. I’ve cowboyed in Wyoming, Nebraska, New Mexico, and South Dakota before settling down in my home country. I have slowed down on cowboying for others, though I still day work now and then. I have a grown son and two grandsons who are the sun, the moon and the stars to me. From my childhood I have drawn horses, cattle and other ranch subjects and started drawing cartoons when I was about eight years old. My “Outtagrass Cattle Company” cartoons are a fun outlet for my art and twisted sense of humor and appear weekly in Tri-State Livestock News. I have compiled two books, so far, of my cartoons and am planning a third. I am also a freelance writer for livestock publications and strive to write so that it feels as though I am having a conversation with the reader. I also enjoy photography, which goes nicely with the writing. My goal is to help to entertain, educate, and give food for thought to the reader.
April 20, 2023 - Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Horse sales, consignment deadlines, ranch bronc clinics, roping, summer series
March 31, 2023 - The Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Congrats Kenny Clabaugh, practice sort, clinics, clinics, barrels, clinics
March 23, 2023 - The Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: White country, tetanus shots, clinics, youth bull riding, jackpots, series kick off
March 16, 2023 - The Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Congrats Lisa!, Feek’s Vision released, practices, clinics, event series
March 3, 2023 - The Outside Circle by Jan Swan Wood: Wild Horse Races open entries, clinics and schools, shows, Madigan Squeeze