Hunter S. Thompson: The Comic Book?
Journalista recently directed me to a quartet of illustrations based on gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson found on Hey Oscar Wilde! It’s Clobberin’ Time!!!, a website featuring work from artists’ personal collections, focusing on interpretations of their favorite literary figures.
Confession time: I’m one of those people who has read everything ever written by or about Thompson, and he remains one of my favorite writers of the last few decades. Needless to say, this illustration of Thompson by Ben Templesmith, who also happens to be one of my favorite artists in the comics industry, caused me to have a minor heart palpitation.
The four pieces of Thompson-inspired art featured on the site include work by Scott Morse, John Kricfalusi and Jim Mahfood in addition to the piece by Templesmith pictured here.