Off The Page Oslo 2015:
Music’s inspirational force on creators of underground comix
Underground comix artist Edwin Pouncey (Savage Pencil) discusses his work and its relationship with music. - From his regular strips for music magazines Sounds, NME and The Wire, through his contributions in Alan Moore’s counterculture comix-zine Dodgem Logic, and focusing on his illustrated music compilations – Angel Dust for Blast First and Dead Duck for the EMI Song Book series. Others involved with this latter project include such legendary artists as Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Ralph Steadman and Peter Bagge whose work, art and musical interests will also be covered in Pouncey's illustrated talk Sonic Comix at Off The Page.
Edwin Poeuncey a.k.a. Savage Pencil was born in Leeds in 1951. He studied graphic design etc. at Colchester School Of Art, before he left four years later and moved to London to attend the Royal College Of Art. While there her started drawing Rock 'N' Roll Zoo strip for Sounds magazine – and formed punk rock band The Art Attacks with Steve Spear, MS and J D Haney. He later started working full time for Sounds magazine in the 80s as designer, sub editor and illustrator and left six years later to write/draw on a freelance basis. Savage Pencil has since worked for NME, Kerrang, Frieze, Juxtapoz, Mojo, Bizarre, Alan Moore’s Dodgem Logic and is a regular contributor to The Wire. Trip Or Squeek’s Big Amplifier, a collection of his Wire comic strips, is now available from Strange Attractor Press.