Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Burden of Fame

While we're on the topic of Professor Burden, who shuffled off two years ago today, I would like to share this unlikely artifact. One of the last items I pulled out of the Magic Recycle Bin before the authorities cracked down and paved over, it's a PEOPLE magazine (Aug 28, 1989) featuring Ringo Starr on the cover, which I grabbed for collage materials. Needless to say, I was quite surprised to find this profile therein. What were they thinking? I love the caption on the final image, with "pal Charles Ray on their sloop."

Thursday, April 20, 2017

(Royal) Flash Fudd Memory Gasket Epithelium No 1

For those who have been following my Rectilinear Occlusion Gear series (particularly the Memory Gasket Iteration seen in the Everything is Coming Up Roses exhibit at LAVA Projects) and/or my ongoing (Now in its 45th year!) collage comic strip Flash Fudd, here is a real treat! The first entry in a new sequence bearing the self-explanatory title Flash Fudd Memory Gasket Epithelia, this being No 1. The Green Man's chakra Doppelgänger may be tinted appropriately, and He may yet acquire a crown. Please to bend down.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Will the Real Doug Harvey Please Stand Up?

Sheriff 'Honorary Barber': Sheriff Doug Harvey examines a plaque which designates him an "honorary barber." The plaque, presented yesterday at the County Building, was given by Barbers Union Local 689. Harvey is defendant in a U.S. District Court suit in Detroit in which eight University students allege their constitutional rights were violated by haircuts given them during a brief stay in jail. Harvey is being sued for $200,000. The eight were arrested during a campus demonstration. Harvey promised to display the plaque in his office. Ypsilanti barber William Boatwright, who made the presentation, said the local's 94 barbers in the county "support Sheriff Harvey and his prevention of disease in the county jail."

Friday, March 3, 2017

World Imitation Radio

Apropos of tomorrow's opening of Afraid of Modern Living: World Imitation & Monitor 1977-1982 at These Days Gallery in downtown LA, I was looking for a blog entry where I linked to the episode of DOUG HARVEY's LESS ART RADIO ZINE featuring Michael Uhlenkott and Damon Willick discussing World Imitation and Damon's [San Fernando] Valley Vista exhibit, and I realized I never made one. Those were hectic times. So here it is, link is still good, the music riveting, the banter scintillating...'s_LARZ-08.24.2014.mp3

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

Go Chlo Bo, Go!

Exhausted but triumphant Chloe (Winway Pleats Please, CA, RA, NW3) having earned her second NW3 title in K9 Nosework at the NACSW trial in Garden Grove on Sunday. This puts her at 2/3 of the way to her "Elite" title. What's really amazing is that she placed 2nd overall (the red ribbon) out of 30 dogs, since whippets are not generally considered one of the go-to detection breeds. More info at