Hard Core Logo Limited Edition Giclée Print
This limited edition giclée print, taken from the endpapers of the 20th anniversary edition of Hard Core Logo, is signed and numbered, autographed by Nick Craine and Bruce McDonald, embossed by Nick Craine, and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The Joe/Billy drawings illustrate the contrasting personalities of childhood best friends and polar opposites, Joe Mulgrew and Bill Boisy.
The paper used for the giclée print is Epson acid free textured fine art paper and the image is printed with Epson archival inks. The image size is 11” x 17”.
Only 50 of these giclée prints were made, and only 10 are available for sale on houseofanansi.com.
Joe Dick, Billy Tallent, John Oxenburger, and Pipefitter are Hard Core Logo — Vancouver’s legendary, but now defunct, punk band.
Joe Dick coaxes his former bandmates to overcome personal differences and reunite for a benefit concert for their ageing punk mentor, Bucky Haight, who has been shot. But the concert’s not enough for Joe; he wants the band to hit the road again. For the Hard Cores this means the beginning of the end, and they come to realize that they can neither relive nor alter the past.
From the pen of hugely talented Canadian comic artist and illustrator Nick Craine comes a searing rendition of those Hard Core days and nights. In this graphic take on the story originally conceived by Michael Turner and made into a critically acclaimed film by Bruce McDonald, Craine pits the legendary Hard Cores against a collage-like backdrop of bars, hotel rooms, the road, and the Canadian Prairies.
Featuring a new introduction by Lynn Crosbie and a tear-out guitar chord book, Hard Core Logo: Portrait of a Thousand Punks weaves together a patchwork narrative of found art, dialogue, songs, and incidental bystanders. Craine skillfully renders his own unique cover-version of this cult film classic in graphic novel form.