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EULOGY FOR THE DOOMED --Notes On the New Weird and the Birth of the American Nightmare: #1 "Come And See The Show!"

January 13, 2017

FROM: Hunter S. Thompson, The Other Side

TO: Ralph Steadman, United Kingdom

Dear Ralph,

Well, it looks like the worm has turned old friend. 1,134 more words

Book of da Week: Extinct Boids by Ralph Steadman

A bit of art this week in book form, courtesy of the legendary Ralph Steadman and director Ceri Levy – Extinct Boids (2012). This full-scale book was adapted from an exhibition which Steadman worked on called Ghosts of Gone Birds. 444 more words


Ralph Steadman

Ralph Steadman started this interview by singing a song about a sheep he had called Zeno… “I had a sheep called Zeno,” he said, “because she had a square pupil. 1,100 more words


Ralph Steadman seizes The Society of Illustrators Gallery

Iconic British artist Ralph Steadman heads a British invasion of The Society of Illustrators Gallery in New York City on 128 East, 63rd Street.

Made iconic for providing the now famous ghoulish illustrations to the works by Gonzo Journalist Hunter S. 84 more words

Ralph Steadman and the Fear and Loathing of Typewriter Correction Fluid

Comics challenge traditional ideas of art.

Usually a statement like that implies “good art” or “high art” and the supposed challenge of whether comics as a mass medium can be included in such categories. 1,030 more words

The Art of Drawing a Weapon

Ralph Steadman learned to draw not to make pretty pictures but to apply drawing like a weapon; to invite people to observe his world and actively think and act upon it. 605 more words


Hunter S Thompson

The man and legacy

Hunter S. Thompson was a peculiar looking man, but his peculiarities are grossly exaggerated and forever immortalised in the even more peculiar work of Ralph Steadman. 475 more words

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