I met Kermit Leveridge at the hugely successful Lakes Comic Art Festival in October 2013.
Saturday 19 April 2014 saw the successful launch of a 7 inch, limited edition, vinyl pressing of the poem read by the legendary Howard Marks, with cover and graphics by myself, at a special event held in Manchester’s Dry Bar.
Although we are poles apart in virtually every observable way – it is clear, that somewhere in the fundament of our being we are carved from the self same stone.
Kermit has an unbounded creative spirit, and sometimes it feels as though the words I’m illustrating for him, actually come from somewhere within myself.
Lies and Other Fools is planned as a full colour graphic poem, an art book insight into the machinations of a mind in conflict.
In February 2016 I’ll begin production on the art of what I’m sure will be a very intense journey.
It was a strange, and terrifying, terrain that Mr. Leveridge traversed in laying these words on paper – if you’re up for the trip, it should be a hell of a ride.
To hear Howard Marks rendition of Lies and Other Fools: