Thursday, January 7, 2010
Rockin' In The Graveyard
Although in those early days Roctober magazine was not yet the mighty institution it has since become, I was still pretty thrilled when ace editor Jake Austen asked me to do the cover for the 14th issue. The issue was a tribute to Jake's cool comic strip character Punk'n'Head (a sort of Archie Andrews of the all-ages scene), so I extrapolated from pumpkins to a Halloween graveyard scenario and in keeping with Roctober's motto of "Comics and Music" I decided to throw in a tribute to some of the pioneering greats of horror rock as a background bonus for attentive perusers. In retrospect I am struck by the fact that I neglected to include the great Roky Erickson in my pantheon of rocking horror. What the hell was I thinking? Anyhow Roctober has since gone on to legendary status in zinedom and I am inordinately proud of my ongoing association with this fine publication. More stuff coming soon. Stay tuned for MORE ACTION!