TO VALLEN'S PUNK PORTRAITS
WEEKLY cover art. Vallen 1980
Pencil on paper 9" x 12"
1980 I was asked by the L.A. WEEKLY newspaper to do an illustration
for a cover story on the growing punk rock scene in Los Angeles.
My drawing of Maggie and Eugene, two young punks who with
their friends were living in an abandoned house in the heart of
Hollywood, was published as the Weekly's front cover.
title of the WEEKLY's cover story was This Violent Generation.
It was a denunciation of the violence that was creeping into the
young L.A. scene - violence introduced by young jocks and skinheads
out for a weekend of punk rock fun. Despite media hype, punks
were generally not violent types, but possessed an attitude hell
bent on outrage, and that often earned them bad press.