To think I started out as a kid pulling handbills off telephone poles and cutting images out of magazines to tape on my wall...
I was into underground comics and posters way before I was into the straight stuff. Before a lot of other people were into it. Because I knew how cool it was.
And honest to god, the great material I sold back then is the stuff I really wish I had back right now.
Like this piece of Jesus and the feathered serpent by Rick Griffin. I sold the original art to this. Man, do I wish I could have kept it. But things were tight and I had to give it up. It happens. Life gets in the way.
Of course, after living twenty or thirty years with the album cover art I also felt that the world should see it, that it is selfish to keep the great stuff salted away. So I sold it and paid the mortgages and managed to survive and hopefully now more people can enjoy it than inhabit my little corner of the world.
He wanted Rick to do his next poster too but Rick was busy at the time so he recommended a Belgian artist he knew in San Clemente to do Thunder down Under.