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.
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.)
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.)
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.