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the revelations of basil wolverton will keep you awake at night

COMIC BOOK ARTIST BASIL WOLVERTON was idio­syn­cratic from the be­gin­ning. Wher­ever he found a pub­lisher, his work stood out from all other comic book artists of the 1950s. His out­landish style was best suited for a form of what used to be re­ferred to as ‘big­foot humor’ (which had some­thing to do with Lil’ Abner, nothing to do with Sasquatch). [Continue reading]

Kirby FantasticFour 1500 copy

addicted to marvel comics 1964 part 1

LIKE MANY KIDS of the Baby Boomer gen­er­a­tion, I grew up reading comic books. In fact, comic books have been a part of my life for so long that I can’t re­call ever having not read them. At first, it was Walt Disney Comics & Sto­ries and other Dell type funnybooks—and fun­ny­books as said and meant by par­ents was one word. [Continue reading]

Zen SandGarden 1500 ZenFable

a zen fable by fred schrier

I DON’T MUCH LIKE much of the art­work that is con­sid­ered psy­che­delic that has been done since the ’80s. For me, the per­fec­tion of modern psy­che­delic art since the 1980s loses the kines­thesia of the acid ex­pe­ri­ence and leaves me (and that is me by my “i”-less self living my Zen fable) de­void of any cosmic-consciousness res­o­nance (my term). [Continue reading]