Aaron Cometbus

This portrait of Aaron Cometbus was created for the cover of issue 65 of Broken Pencil magazine. Cometbus is a pioneering zine maker and punk drummer who was profiled in the magazine. The lines decorating the portrait represent the lines of poetry in his most recently published book Last Supper. The black, white, and blue colours represent the photocopying and mimeograph machines on which he has published his work since the early 80s. The magazine wordmark and coverlines were also designed specifically for this issue of Broken Pencil and clearly reflect the design of the Cometbus zine.


Acrylic ink on paper

Trim size 8.125" x 10.625"

copyright 2016 Ian Sullivan Cant