Normally I don't like to write on blogs. I like to look at art. Not find out what people are doing on a tuesday afternoon, instead of drawing.
My good friend Joe Keatinge recently told me about finding a batch of near mint silver age/EC comics at his local comicbook store in San Francisco. We suspected that they were probably from Gary Arlington's collection.
Gary Arlington opened the first all comic book shop in the mission district in San Francsico in 1968. Spain, Crumb, Justin Green all the "underground artists" of the day used to jam on comics and drop acid after hours in the shop that was located on 23rd st right off Mission. Gary started the San Francisco comicbook co. and published some of the first altenative comics. Gary and Sinclair ran the shop until 2006 when Gary took ill and the lease ran out.
I was lucky enough to live down the street and recive a unequaled comic book education during those years.
I think this was a ad or just a peice of art I did for Gary back in 1993. It was insipired by Gary introducing me to Robert Crumb who wandered in and was looking for Barry Blair comics ("Hi Gary, do you have a comic where the guy draws all the elves like little boys?")
Two page comic for the November 13th 2003 issue of the Seattle Stranger, covering the green river killer sentencing. written by Eli Sanders.