Sunday, June 27, 2010

Classic B.K. Taylor Sick Magazine Spoof Issue!

In our household, magazines like National Lampoon, Sick, Mad Magazine, Eerie Comics, along with Crawdaddy, Mother Jones, The New Yorker and many others, were monthly staples.
Many were mailed to us by subscription and we knew which days of the month to be around the mailbox.

After seeing this B.K. Taylor cover for Sick magazine, Dad said, "Incredible! I call it 'Them Crazy Kids on Their Murder-Psychos'. This guy's brilliant!!!"

Dad was rarely wrong, and several copies of this particular issue of Sick were purchased. (No, you can't have mine, I'm keeping it forever, lol.)

How can you see an image like this and not be moved toward laughter?

Look at the bold colors, the confident direction, the full character development and the entire 'Devil May Care' attitude of this piece and tell me that it's not hilarious. (I'll check for a pulse if you think otherwise.)

Mr. Taylor's artwork has consistantly brought smiles to the faces of so many people and I'm proud to have shared his artwork with so many of our friends.
People who never laugh out loud have laughed when seeing and reading his artwork.
'Timberland Tales' is the best cartoon strip ever created, in my opinion and strikes a major chord in all people, especially Canadians.
Incidentally, Mr. Taylor has lived in Canada and knows all about Canadian living and all of our quirky customs.
My Mom used this piece of Mr. Taylor's artwork in the elementary school first aid station to calm down kids who'd fallen off their little scooters. She'd point to his artwork during their hysterics, real or imagined, and the tears always stopped.
You don't always get that kind of reaction with Sesame Street...

I was pleasantly surprised and pleased to have received a telephone call from Mr. Taylor this fine June day after a nice long hike in Edmonton's Rundle Park and it sure was an experience talking with him! He is a vibrant and energetic man, much like his inspiring artwork, which we will be seeing even more of in the future with the new book coming out sooner than expected.

I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a telephone conversation as much, and it was a pleasure and an honor to talk with him.

Thank you Mr. Taylor!

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