Shock Therapy and beyond
In 1984 Harrier Comics produced a 6 issue run of Shock Therapy and during its run I was responsible for giving work to Stephen Baskerville, my old friend from the Foundation Art days and Andy Lanning. Two artists who went on to work for both Marvel and DC Comics.
A follow up series, Task was cancelled upon Harrier Comics collapse.
From then on I appeared briefly in Sideshow comics before becoming disillusioned with the comic industry. A final project, Soulman, was prepared as a comic book project and despite a positive reaction no publisher was forthcoming. I was pencilled in to write and illustrate a P-Funk Graphic Novel for Marvel Comics in New York that would have been a culmination of science fiction and funk mythology. Just prior to the project being started Marvel closed down its music-based section. As a try out Marvel asked me to write a stryline around a particular Rock star. The synopisis was sent prior to the collapse and the Rock star was Ozzy Osbourne!
I began writing and illustrating Dog Tales for the German P-Funk fanzine, The New Funk Times. From this I was contacted by a certain Aris Wilson from L.A. for which I will be forever grateful. Aris put me in touch with several P-Funkers and led my career in a whole new direction. The strip was later reprinted in P-Views, another P-Funk fanzine from Germany .