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The Sonic Assassins


Searching through discs for scans of Jim Cawthorn art turned up this comic strip curio from a November 29th, 1971 issue of UK underground magazine Frendz. Cawthorn and writer Michael Moorcock present rock band Hawkwind as musical superheroes and although this is done largely as a promotional piece for that year’s new album, In Search of Space, the Sonic Assassins tag was one which stuck, becoming almost a secondary name for the band in later years. The name Void City also recurred later as the name of a track on the Choose Your Masques album. It may have been around this time that Cawthorn painted special T-shirt designs for Hawkwind; up to 1980 Dave Brock was still wearing his Baron Meliadus shirt on stage.


Previously on { feuilleton }
Jim Cawthorn, 1929–2008
Design as virus #7: eyes and triangles
Barney Bubbles: artist and designer



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  1. #2 posted by Mac


    Thats an Astounding find Amazing – could I possibly have a scan of it please ? for educational purposes of course






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