Thursday, September 26, 2013


Rick Griffin was an artist who made his reputation during the golden age of the poster craze for rock shows. He did album covers and other commercial jobs, and the art world took notice. It is a true tragedy that he died young, at age 47 after a motorcycle crash.

In 1971 SURFER magazine had this giveaway comic produced by Griffin (there are other artists represented as well, including R. Crumb who provided a page that is racially offensive. You have been warned.) The comic was 20 pages, and in a large 8 1/4" x 11" format.

In 1973 Print Mint did a standard-sized reprint, adding pages. These are the new pages:

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