About the Author
John Holmstrom is a cartoonist and writer and co-founder (with Legs McNeil) of Punk magazine. He illustrated the covers of the Ramones albums Rocket to Russia and Road to Ruin, and created the characters Bosko and Joe, which were published in Scholastic’s Bananas magazine from 1975-1984, as well as in Stop! Magazine, Comical Funnies, Twist, and High Times. Holmstrom’s work and unmistakable artistic style has become the key visual representation of the Punk era.
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT
Everything you ever wanted to know about Punk Magazine but were afraid to ask. This is one of the best anthology table books I have come across in a long time and covers the rise of punk in New York City. I wanted to be Debbie Harry in 1977, worshiped the Ramones and hung on any shred of information I could get while growing up in Los Angeles in the midst of a hair metal. I still have my Blondie button “we are a group” and my Ramone’s shirt. This book brought back so many memories of that time period. There is the infamous Warhol cartoons reproduced and you can spend hours getting lost in the pages. I used to beg any one going to NYC to bring these zines to me and it is nice to have everything in one wonderful book.