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Friday, March 27, 2009

Jim Franklin - Vulcan Gas Company Poster

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Check out this original Vulcan Gas Company Poster known as Head to Head. The Shows took place on 11/19-20/68 and featured Texas Blues Legend Mance Lipscomb and the Conqueroo. This is the first Poster in the Vulcan Gas series to list Jim Franklin (JFKLN) as the artist.

Jim Franklin is an artist renounded for his poster art created for the Armadillo World Headquarters. In the late sixties Jim Franklin partnered with musicians and artists to open a psychedelic music hall in Austin, called the Vulcan Gas Company. Franklin lived upstairs in the club and was the lead poster artist for bands such as Shiva's Headband, 13th Floor Elevators, Conqueroo, and Mance Lipscomb. Jim began drawing armadillos in 1968 and it became a symbol of the Texas psych movement. Franklin also wrote Underground comic books and created Armadillo Comics.

I personally know Jim Franklin and am proud to call him "friend". He's still producing outstanding art too!

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