Friday, August 27, 2010

This is the second postcard to arrive in the Famous Hairdos P.O. Box in one week. This one didn't travel as far as Wednesday's drawing from California, but I love Milwaukee drawings, too. So I'll take this opportunity to thank all the MKE drawers, without whom this project would be a faint wisp of what it is today (over two hundred artists and counting!). And a special August 27th thanks to Betty, who mailed this one in. Please keep them coming.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This drawing appeared in the Famous Hairdos P.O. Box today from San Diego, California. I have no idea how one of these postcards made it to California, but this sort of thing is exactly what I dreamed could happen with this project. And what a postcard this is!

There is also an equally weird prose poem on the verso that I would be remiss not to transcribe verbatim:

He sees life through his eyes along with other lovelies. Like birds flying in threes and a cactus sending secrets for our teams. Gulls want him doc, so everything stays the same. Except for his head! Which gets HUGE, but you'd never know because of his BEAUTIFUL HAIRDO!

Thank you, Kelly in San Diego!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The anonymous drawer of this image used a blue colored pencil that appears to be basically non-photo blue and turned out be hella hard to scan. It is a testament to how much I like this particular drawing that I exhausted my meager Photoshop skills to bring it to you. It reminds me of the offspring of Jimmy Page and Koko the Clown from old Max Fleischer cartoons. Given some of the sordid stories of Led Zeppelin sexual excess, this is actually not so hard to imagine.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

It's been a quiet month since the last drawings appeared on this space, but this batch seems worth the wait. Another six months of rent has been paid to the postmaster for P.O. Box 11872, and I would love if those months were not as quiet as July.

The second rendition of Jimmy Page from the top looks more like Joey Ramone than the drawing some months ago that was actually relabeled Joey Ramone. And this is a good thing in my book.

In other news, the fifth volume of The Famous Hairdos of Popular Music is all laid out for publication. This one will be dedicated to Prince, and, yes, the covers will be purple, a nice lilac-ish shade. Sometimes you have to give the people what they want. The book should be out by the fall, definitely in time for the Madison Zinefest.

Life happens and self-imposed deadlines disappear in the rear-view, so the publication schedule shifted from quarterly to biannual. One reviewer at Razorcake Magazine will certainly be disappointed that my paper wasting output has shrunk by half. Perhaps this is what their motto "We do our part" refers to. I am sorry not to be living up to my own obligations.

Thanks as always to the drawers who keep this silly project alive. And a belated thank you goes to Anne at Xerography Debt who had kind words to say about volume four last winter. You can read them here.