Mark Vallen 1979
Signed Giclée Print
10" x 14" inches - $200
created this drawing as a cover illustration for the legendary
SLASH magazine in 1979. Founded in 1977 the magazine was
the very first Westcoast U.S. publication to promulgate
the punk explosion.
what Vallen said about his artwork:
Tissue was the lead singer for the band Suburban Lawns.
My pencil drawing was released as a cover for SLASH magazine
in 1979 - the first of two artworks created as covers for
the magazine. The drawing also ended up in the book, Hardcore
California, a history of Punk and New Wave by Peter
Belsito and Bob Davis.
Suburban Lawns were an edgy punk/pop outfit fronted by Tissue,
whose quirky vocal style put the band on the forefront of
the avant garde. Their underground hit single, Gidget
goes to Hell typified their unique southern Californian