illustration ©2011 Al Feldstein



Born in Illinois in 1873, Chapman was a reporter for the Chicago Daily News. In 1898 he moved to Colorado, where he became the literary editor of the Denver Republican, and in 1912 wrote “Out Where the West Begins” for a column in that paper. It was immediately popular, and is today one of the most widely known examples of the Cowboy Poetry genre. In 1919 Chapman moved to New York, where he wrote for the New York Tribune and the New York Herald Tribune until his death in 1935.


Western Classics:
Graphic Classics Volume 20

144 pages, color, $15