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Drawing by Mark Vallen

"Sue Tissue."
Mark Vallen 1979
Signed Giclée Print
10" x 14" inches - $200

Vallen created this drawing as a cover illustration for the legendary SLASH magazine in 1979. Founded in 1977 the magazine was the very first Westcoast U.S. publication to promulgate the punk explosion.

Here's what Vallen said about his artwork:

"Sue Tissue was the lead singer for the band Suburban Lawns. My pencil drawing was released as a cover for SLASH magazine in 1979 - the first of two artworks created as covers for the magazine. The drawing also ended up in the book, Hardcore California, a history of Punk and New Wave by Peter Belsito and Bob Davis.

The Suburban Lawns were an edgy punk/pop outfit fronted by Tissue, whose quirky vocal style put the band on the forefront of the avant garde. Their underground hit single, Gidget goes to Hell typified their unique southern Californian sound."


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