From Hard Rock Comics: Nirvana, published by Revolutionary Comics, San Diego, CA, 1992. Story by Spike Steffenhagen. Art and lettering by Scott Pentzer.
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An old SST Records mail order form that was tucked into my copy of Black Flag’s The Process of Weeding Out. This will allow you to cry over how you could have picked up Kill From the Heart by the Dicks on vinyl for $6.50 in 1984 or a Black Flag skateboard deck.
An old SST Records mail order form that was tucked into my copy of Black Flag’s The Process of Weeding Out. This is the reverse side, which will allow you to cry over the Raymond Pettibon ‘zines and posters that you could have purchased for almost nothin’ in 1984.
Documentation of a Black Flag tattoo, created by the arm’s owner using a tattoo gun that he made from the motor in a set of electric hair clippers. Taken this past weekend at the L.A. Art Book Fair.
An undated flyer for Black Flag, Red Kross and Flipper at the On Broadway in San Francisco from the collection of Stephen Perkins in De Pere, Wisconsin. Stephen lived in San Francisco between 1980 and 1990 and he collected tons of flyers off the street during his time in the Bay Area. You can see some of Stephen’s other collections on Public Collectors here.