Monday, November 22, 2010


Thanks for the great drawing, Joe. I'll get that Morrissey book to you soon.

Volume Six Coming Soon

Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Hair for 2010

Volume six of The Famous Hairdos of Popular Music is mostly laid out for print, and this one is going to be packed. So many stellar drawings have arrived in the last year that this book will contain more drawings than any previous volume. This will be a jam-packed, attractive zine for you to hold in your hands. I am really excited to put this one out.

But if even more drawings were to arrive before publication, it wouldn't take much to convince me to add even more drawings. This volume will be dedicated to drawings based on Jimmy Page's hairdo, so if you want to contribute to the project, please consider making a rendering of Mr. Page on the template above. For inspiration, check out this great portrait sent in just last week or any of the other hundreds of drawings that have been showcased here over the last couple years.

I love this project and want to see more people have fun with it, too. If you want to join in, just click on the image above, then click to view the picture at full size and print off a copy. Fill it out and send it back to the address at the bottom. You will likely see your work on this website and maybe featured in the forthcoming book.

Thanks as always to all past and future drawers!

Necessity Is the Mother of Sandwiches

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


It's not just about hairdos here at The Famous Hairdos of Popular Music. We also love sandwiches. Here is the second sandwich review to be posted here, AND WE'D LOVE TO READ MORE.

The first sandwich review was a detailed analysis of a peanut butter and jam sandwich, and you can read that review at the bottom of the first post recounting our adventures at the Madison Zine Fest. That review was kindly written/drawn by a friend in Texas who sent it through the mail to The Famous Hairdos P.O. Box. (In related news, the friend in question draws an autobiographical comic called Weak Highlights that you should check out.)

This newest review is by my brother, given to me in person in a car heading to my mom's sixtieth birthday party. Yes, my brother owns a rubber stamp of an AK-47. Don't you?

Thanks, Adam and Lindsey, and happy birthday, mom!

If you want to see your sandwich review posted here, send it to:

P.O. Box 11872
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Best wishes.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Thank you, Kathy!

Monday, November 1, 2010



Wow. I love these. The chance that something like this might have arrived over the weekend at the Famous Hairdos P.O. Box is what makes me walk my dog to the post office as soon as I wake up on Monday morning. Inside, instead of the more typical nothing, was these two somethings.

So apparently pastel does not hold up so well against postal sorting machinery. Who would have guessed? But I sort of like the mechanical smudging on these drawings. Maybe the drawer would disagree, but regardless, I want to thank them for sending them in and making my Monday. Thanks and best wishes!