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August 22, 2006

Not Comics: Steadman on Birth of Gonzo

The great cartoonist and illustrator Ralph Steadman has book coming out on his fruitful collaboration with the writer Hunter S. Thompson, The Joke's Over, certainly one of the five most important artistic pairings involving a cartoonist to be found in the 20th Century. This article at the Independent provides an outline of their relationship, including Steadman's generous appraisal of how Thompson put his talent to use.
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