Some of you may be familiar with my work
years ago as a graphic artist. I did some posters, some work in comic
books, and various other illustrations.
Much of my published artwork consisted of posters.
I did four posters for the Carousel Ballroom, one of which did not
get printed because the Carousel closed its doors for the last time
that week. The poster (and the show) featured Jimi Hendrix and B.B.
King. Had the show gone on, it likely would have kept the Carousel
in business awhile longer.My other three Carousel posters (Steve Miller,
Thelonious Monk, Electric Flag) were reproduced in the book "the Art
of Rock," the definitive reference work on poster art.
All four Carousel posters are now available: digitally restored, and printed on high quality photo paper with archival ink. Check them out here...
One of my best known posters was Humbead's
Revised Map of the World (with List of Population). Humbead
was Earl Crabb, who collaborated on the project with me. I believe
that he still has copies of this poster, if you want to check
Below are three more samples of my early art. Included is
an example from the Palo Alto days, when it was very common
to collaborate with friends on drawings: here is a rapidograph
drawing done by myself and Jerry Garcia. Around this same time
I did some logos and a drumhead for Jerry's band, the Warlocks,
and later a few things for the Grateful Dead.
a flyer for the "Berkeley Fiddlers Convention" and the cover
art from my comic book, "Brain Fantasy" published by Last Gasp.