|Dan Fiorella: Writer @ large||
My favorite cover. It's mine. I conceived it. I had all the statues and comic stuff. I had to borrow my brother-in-law's 35 mm camera to take it. Then one of the co-editors added the Plague-centric stuff and we turned it into a cover. Needless to say, we were doing the Sgt. Pepper cover. Or maybe I needed to say that.
Good times: writing and creating for the NYU humor magazine, The Plague. We were few but we were mental. We could write, do graphics, draw cartoons, photograph stuff, anything we wanted so long as it was funny. We also had to lay it out ourselves and get it to the printer and deliver it.
This was a cover I created (with tweaking by John Rawlins) where I took items from my vast collection of comedy icons and attempted to mimic the Sgt. Pepper's album cover. Then John did some copy and pasting (with a copy machine and real paste; it was the 1980, you know) adding some of the characters from the magazine. Along with the actual name of the magazine.
Also, this issue contained my story, "The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes and the Angry Author" which, as you may know, was recently published in France as part of anthology “Sherlock Holmes Dans Tous Ses États.” For some reason it wound up in the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota, item C22131.
Freelance writer, still hacking away.