Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No

James Blagden, a New York-based artist who's had work in a variety of publications including WaxPoetics and URB, created an animated short chronicling the hallucinogenic baseball antics of Dock Ellis. Ellis was well known for his no-hitter in 1970, performed while under the influence of LSD. A recorded interview with Ellis inspired Blagden and Chris Isenburg of No Mas to make this short.

I'm suprised I've never featred Blagden's work before. I've been a fan of his wobbly neon-colored drawings for a while. Above is a great piece he did showing Grandmaster Flash permorning one of his signature moves. Below is a slightly creepy illustration of Dangermouse and Cee-Lo. He's also done an intriguing album cover for Spank Rock and Benny Blanco. You can view more of Blagden's work in his online portfolio.

James Blagden
No Mas
Dock Ellis

The Odd Couple
WaxPoetics #26

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