Back in the nineties, Kitchen Sink Press made a deal with the Grateful Dead to produce a color comic book chronicling their music and adventures. It seemed like a natural fit, given that Dead art was a big part of the “experience.” So I was thrilled when editor Dave Schreiner tracked me down in a garage in suburban Washington and asked me if I wanted to contribute. I was even more excited when he sent me the list of songs that had yet to be spoken for and I saw that Sugar Magnolia was available. Here are a few pages of my effort. (Color by Marcus David.)
Unfortunately, there was a snag in the new arrangement. Kitchen Sink had planned on making most of their sales at Dead concerts, but for some reason it was not allowed. The series ended after six issues. I’m still glad I got to be a part of the Grateful Dead legacy.