February 27, 2009

1)  Yesterday I received another lengthy reply from Rick Grimes with regards to this fan site, and was generously presented with yet another batch of interesting and wonderful items to add to this site. Such items have now been added to the following galleries, and they include the following:

I)  An amusing Abraham Lincoln drawing Rick drew when he was only 14 years old for the Shreveport local newspaper, circa 1973. {See here, my good man.}

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ART (Pub’d)

II)  Rick’s “Another Duck” strip from 1977’s THE JOURNAL OF POPULAR CULTURE #1.

III)  Both “Heredity” (also feat. ‘Little Numbleschitz’) and “Girlilla” from Mark Martin’s HYENA series (1992 – issues #2 and #4, respectively).

IV)  Improved scans of both RARE BIT FIENDS strips, “Frickles” and “Penny Boo”.

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UNPUB’D

V)  A sketch Rick drew of himself for a Kubert Art school letterhead assignment (with arm outstretched), circa 1976/77.

VI)  The front cover of the aborted Rick Grimes collection, GOOZLE KOMMIX, circa 1994. (See below).

VII)  A previously unpublished two page strip, titled “The Bromomaniaks”.

VIII)  The front cover of a comic which never saw publication, titled “Poodles from Uranus” (in both B & W and colour).

IX)  A flyer featuring ‘Dolly’ that Rick sent friends, circa 1996.

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2)  During Rick Grimes’ “The Puzz Fundles” six strip run in renowned cartoonist Rick Veitch’s – http://www.rickveitch.com – six-issue comic mini-series, THE ONE, Veitch himself drew characters from Grimes’ infamous one-pagers as small pieces featured on 5 out of the 6 covers for the series; also including a few panels featuring these oddballs within his actual “The One” story. Veitch’s drawings of the ‘Puzz Fundles’ can now be viewed in the one hit, below – my thanks to both Ricks for kindly allowing this.

Puzz Veitch's cameo uses

Artwork:  © 1985/1986, Rick Veitch.  Puzz characters:  © Rick Grimes.

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3)  A couple days ago, I contacted former Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art student Rick Taylor (Kubert School 1976-1977) with regards to Grimes, and received the following reply (February 25, 2009):

“Rick Grimes…wow does that name bring back some memories. As I recall Rick was one of the younger guys like me (then) who attended the first two years at the Kubert school or ‘Kubie U’ as we referred to it in those days. Even then, Rick’s unique sense of humor stood out. The school was an explosion of creativity and Rick was one of those guys who sometime said more by the things he didn’t say. I remember his sense of directness and honesty. It’s great knowing he has made a place for himself and his work has definitely left a mark. Cheers, sir.”

– I must also mention the fact that Rick Taylor did both the lettering and logo work for Grimes’ “The Seed of Shock” text story, as featured in 1977’s PARADE OF GORE.

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4)  Illustration as featured in 1989’s TABOO #3 introduction page for Grimes’ “Cactus Water”:

Cactus Water 'cryptogram'

Artwork:  © 1989, Rick Grimes.

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5)  PUZZ-FUNDLES (CANADIAN PUNK ROCK BAND, 1985 – 1987)

Puzz-Fundles were a Canadian punk rock band active from 1985 to 1987 named after Rick’s infamous cartoon characters, ‘The Puzz Fundles’ (featured in Rick Veitch’s THE ONE series). The group consisted of Laurie Wedge (Bass), Mike Timmins (Guitar/Vocals), and Pete Timmins (Drums). Puzz-Fundles had no official releases, though did record the following:  The Basement Tapes (1986), and Live at Key West (1987). {All news to me, too, folks!} –rg

Puzz band text

Puzz band photo of

Puzz band ad (baby) copy

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6)  The following small drawing of Rick’s ‘Weird Dick’ character by long-time friend Rick Veitch, originally appeared in 1977’s Magazineland U.S.A.

WDick cameo Magazineland USAArtwork:  ©?  Art circa 1977 by Rick Veitch. <> Weird Dick © 1976, Rick Grimes

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