Thursday, August 02, 2018

JIM OSBORNE: THE BLACK PRINCE OF THE UNDERGROUND Book Release Event!


A few years ago, I embarked on a mission to document the strange life, perplexing art, premature death and lingering legacy of underground comix misfit Jim Osborne. My brief introductory biography has just been published by Fantagraphics Books as part of my friend Patrick Rosenkranz​'s latest installment in his ongoing chronicles of the wild, wild bygone era of underground comix movement from roughly 1963-1975. 

On Saturday August 25 at 2pm, Wyrd War and Fantagraphics join forces with Portland's historic non-profit Hollywood Theatre to celebrate the release of JIM OSBORNE: THE BLACK PRINCE OF THE UNDERGROUND with a slideshow retrospective of Osborne's work, followed by a suitably sinister cinematic classic that perfectly reflects the dark Osbornian aesthetic. What kind of movie would inspire a deceased former High Priest in the Church of Satan? Hmmm. Come find out!

Books will be available in the lobby during the screening. Tickets are only $6 ($5 for Hollywood Theatre members) and are available HERE. Tell your wimp friends to support real underground art!

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