Redeye was created by Gordon Bess in 1967 and, is now written and illustrated by artist Mel Casson.
Distributed by King Features Syndicate to 100 newspapers nationwide, Redeye is a warm parody of the Western genre. It portrays the world of the eccentric chief of the bumbling Chickiepan Indian tribe. The overweight, somewhat befuddled Redeye is confounded in his quest for glory by his uppity mustang, Loco; his practical-joker son, Porky; and his daughter, Tawnee, who is in love with the tribe idiot, Tanglefoot.
Redeye's wife, Mawsquaw, is living proof that it's not easy raising three children (especially when one of them is your husband).
Redeye's lovesick daughter.
Pokey is Redeye's mischievous son.
Tawnee's loving but dim-witted boyfriend.
Granny is Redeye's man-hungry widowed mother.
Loco is Redeye's yellow-bellied war-horse.
The fearless leader of his wacky tribe of Chickiepan Indians. They're on a mission to make you laugh.
The tribe's doctor and resident intellectual.