Big Bang Comics.
Are the creation of unique artist Pete Loveday. Since 1981 he has drawn many comics that have now been collected into three big compilation graphic novels, all following the exploits and madcap adventures of Russell, the well meaning hippie hero who just can't get any peace or stability into his life .
Pete has an excellent graphic style- as evinced in his drawings produced here -and he also displays a wicked sense of humour and keen observation of 'alternative culture ' architypes and sub cultures which he puts to great use in his comic strips . In particular he excells in depicting the free festival and alternative Festival scene .
In Russell , The Saga of a Peaceful Man part 2 , our hero jouneys to the Glastonphast festival in order to make his fortune selling cardboard bog seats to the masses ,needless to say he does NOT make any dosh, but he does provide us with many hilarious incidents on the way and I can definitely recommend that you score yourself a copy of the mag and the others as well. Below is a further example to give you an idea of what to expect . More drawings are spread out over the free festival web site, and all will link back to this page, where you can order copies of the mags if you look below .
Petes latest comix are now called Big Trip Travel Agency use this link to order online.
Or contact Pete online firstname.lastname@example.org
Saga of a Peaceful Man
Russell, The Saga of a Peaceful Man Part 2
Russell's Big Strip Stupormarket
96 pages each, with a cover price of £7.99 each. For all 3 - £18.00 including postage within UK. Cheques to:
2 Town Farm Cottages
The costs displayed are for posting the graphic novels only in the UK, for those ordering from overseas Pete will email the extra cost involved in posting to the buyer before any transaction.
The lost festival
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Free rock festivals of the 70s and 80s
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