The Artist Himself: A Rand Holmes Retrospective
written by Patrick Rosenkranz
The first-ever collection of Canada’s premier underground cartoonist Rand Holmes. Rand Holmes was Canada’s most revolutionary artist in his heyday, the star cartoonist at the Georgia Straight newspaper in British Columbia during the 1970s. His hippie hero, Harold Hedd, became the spokesman of the emerging counterculture as he avoided work, explored free love, and flouted drug laws. The Adventures of Harold Hedd spread across the globe in the wave of underground comix and newspapers of the era and Holmes became famous—or at least notorious. Here's a preview of this collection from Fantagraphics.