Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Bike Messenger


In 1973, I spent almost a year working as a bike messenger in San Francisco. It was during this time I had the apocalyptic dream series that I drew as comics in 1996. The material first appeared in RARE BIT FIENDS (this piece was the cover to #18) and then was collected in CRYPTO ZOO.

Pen, ink, dye, airbrush and colored pencil.

  1. Jeremy Pinkham April 29th, 2010 6:37 pm

    Seeing this again gives me great feelings of surrealism mixed up with nostalgia for a time and place I never occupied.

    (Hope that wasn’t pretentious.)