Friday, February 25, 2011

"A Small Package Of Value Will Come To You, Shortly"

If you don't know the title reference, it's a track from Jefferson Airplane's '67 album After Bathing At Baxters, with the album's incredibly detailed cover artwork rendered by R. Cobb. Most noted for his underground art and political cartoons for The L.A. Free Press in the '60's, Cobb at the age of 18, and with no formal art training, worked his way up to breakdown artist for Disney's 1957 animated feature film Sleeping Beauty, and later went on to do the conceptual designing for Last Starfighter, Star Wars, Conan The Barbarian, and True Lies, to name just a few of his prolific artwork projects for the major studios in the '80's.

The full album cover for After Bathing At Baxter's

Anyways, the "small package of value" that will "come ...shortly" are the springer parts that Fat Bob and Slippery Pete rounded up for me, that will eventually find their way into the front end assembly for my Invited Builders bike for Born Free III. Timing couldn't be more perfect, as I had just dropped off my radius rods yesterday at A-1 Stripping to get the rust scale on their insides removed, and stripped of their 82 year old chassis black paint. Thanks, guys, I'm most appreciative!

After BF III, the bike is also going up to Sturgis, to be part of the 2011 Michael Lichter/Jeff Decker exhibit, at the Lichter Exhibit Hall at the Buffalo Chip Campground. I'm stoked.

Photo courtesy of Josh Kurpius


drsprocket said...

Cobb lives just up the hill.

drsprocket said...

My mistake it's R. Crumb. Birds of a feather flock together.

drsprocket said...

Shit! Nothing stays the same anymore. Used to live up the hill. Now lives in France. I give up. Good comix though!

Irish Rich said...

Good Doctor, have you been administering self-medication again this morning?

I guess you proved out the old adage "Physcian, heal thyself", haha!

brad said...

Fat Bob rules. I buy from him every year at Dport. Latest was his personal old bent 68ish shovel frame. Pulled back straight now, and a roller. Said he would send the neck key. yea, yea heard it before. He actually did. Love him.