When SelfMadeHero commissioned Will Bingley and Anthony Hope-Smith to produce a graphic novel biography of Hunter S. Thompson, we didn’t realise that so many people had drawn Hunter S. Thompson before.
We were, of course, huge fans of Ralph Steadman’s illustrations for Hunter’s work but we didn’t know about the Hunter fans who’d had special GONZO symbols drawn on themselves. Then Casey, a friend of SelfMadeHero, emailed us with a picture of his tat.
And at the Forbidden Planet Megastore signing we were shown some love…
And some of our new followers of Twitter got their Hunter tatts out:
But then, that’s been the case since we started publishing Moomins:
Our favourite tattoo so far is this little number:
If tattooing isn’t your favourite form of inking, then perhaps you’ll be impressed with Anthony Hope-Smith’s inking efforts in the pages of GONZO. All 177 pages were hand-inked don’t you know. GONZO is available to buy (with delivery) here or from all discerning comic shops and booksellers.