Illustrator, musician and self-described “comic stripper”Brian Blomerthhas spent years combining classic underground art styles with his bitingly irreverent visual wit in zines, comics, and album covers. WithBrian Blomerth’s Bicycle Day, the artist has produced his most ambitious work to date: a historical account of the events of April 19, 1943, when Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann ingested an experimental dose of a new compound known as lysergic acid diethylamide and embarked on the world’s first acid trip. Featuring an introduction from renowned ethnopharmacologist, Dennis McKenna, Brian Blomerth’s Bicycle Daycombines an extraordinary true story told in journalistic detail with the artist’s gritty, timelessly Technicolor comix style that is a testament to mind expansion, and a stunningly original visual history.
Brian Blomerthis an illustrator, cartoonist and musician based in Brooklyn. His previous publications—released via Anthology Editions, Tan & Loose, and through his own Pupsintrouble Press—include the zinesXak’s Wax,iPhone 64: A User’s Guide, andHypermaze. A veteran of the underground music and arts scene whose work has graced numerous album covers, Blomerth also produces comics which appear inViceandMerry Jane.
188 pages, 130 images 6 inches x 9 inches ISBN 978-1-944860-24-0