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"February" (1968) is reproduced from Victor Moscoso: Psychedelic Drawings 1967-1982, distributed for Andrew Edlin by ARTBOOK | D.A.P.
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 6/21/2015

Victor Moscoso

"February" (1968) is reproduced from Victor Moscoso: Psychadelic Drawings 1967-1982, a staff favorite for Father's Day. Essayist Norman Hathaway writes, "Moscoso began exploring the use of cartoon imagery as fodder for his poster work,
 and after returning home from a holiday in 1967, he discovered a rolled-up poster on his doorstep that [Rick] Griffin had left for him. He was gobsmacked to see that Griffin had created a poster that also visually quoted Sunday newspaper comics imagery. They hatched a plan to create their own modern interpretation of a traditional comic book. Moscoso’s concept was for them to take turns drawing a single row of panels, improvising as they went along, then assembling the rows into completed pages. Applying lessons he had learned from his poster designs, Moscoso kidnapped imagery from his cherished childhood—1920s rubber hose animation, the advertising mascot ‘Mr.Peanut’ and the classic comic strip character ‘Little Nemo’ – and used them for their totemic power, as opposed to a traditional cartoon cast member or character." The rest is history.

Victor Moscoso: Psychedelic Drawings 1967-1982

Victor Moscoso: Psychedelic Drawings 1967-1982

Andrew Edlin Gallery
Pbk, 9.5 x 10.5 in. / 96 pgs / 80 color.





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