After all this years, the book is finally out! It's been a long road of great endurance, overcoming so many obstacles and connecting with the right people to make this project move forward and reach its final goal. So many people to be thankful for, so many. But, one who deserves the most credit is my sweet wife Andrea, without whom, this book wouldn't be a reality. Obrigado, meu amor.
I also like to thank all you followers out there, who hung out patiently believing in this project! Now you can get your own copy thru my website: www.preservethegreenproductions.com
It was on August 15th in 1969, the opening day of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, when thousands of very interesting characters got together for three days of fun and music.
To me, translating this unique event into cartoons was the most fun I ever had!
Here are three big rock photographers working at Woodstock. Clockwise: Elliott Landy, Baron Wolman and Jim Marshall. They all have captured some wonderful images of the event, which brought me a great deal of inspiration while drawing my book.
Walter Brennan at Woodstock?????? Nah... it's Wavy Gravy, the Hog Farm leader, who entertained the crowd with his comedy and pranks... reciting fairy tales on stage in between announcements. He also gave psychological comfort to kids on bummed-out acid trips at the festival.
Some familiar faces at Woodstock. Clockwise from left: HUGH ROMNEY (later known as Wavy Gravy, the hippie version of Walter Brennan) was a member of the Hog Farm who lead the Please Patrol during the festival. JOHN MORRIS, a former member of the Fillmore East staff, was the MC and Production Coordinator. MEL LAWRENCE, the Director of Operations, was responsible for every technical aspect of the festival and made the impossible workable from the very beginning to the last detail. BILL GRAHAM, owner of both Fillmore East and West, was representing some west coast bands at the festival. CHIP MONCK, the Stage Lighting Designer, was asked to share announcement chores on stage and eventually became the official voice of Woodstock.