The Art

By Ralph Steadman; Hunter S. Thompson (Introduction by)

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780151003877, 208pp.

Publication Date: October 1998

A three-decade retrospective of Ralph Steadman's caustic, witty, outrageous art, including illustrations from "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and the other legendary collaborations with Hunter S. Thompson that spawned "gonzo journalism." Illustrated throughout in color and black-and-white, with an introduction by Hunter S. Thompson.

About the Author
RALPH STEADMAN was born in 1936. He began his career as a cartoonist, and through the years has diversified into many creative fields. Ralph collaborated with Dr Hunter S. Thompson in the birth of 'gonzo' journalism, with "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"; he has illustrated classics such as "Alice in Wonderland", "Treasure Island" and "Animal Farm, "and written and illustrated his own books, which include "Sigmund Freud", "I Leonardo" and "The Big I Am". Steadman is also a printmaker, and has travelled the world's vineyards, culminating in his books "The Grapes of Ralph", "Untrodden Grapes" and "Still Life with Bottle. "Steadman's recent books for Bloomsbury include his epic collection of bird illustrations, "Extinct Boids. "

Hunter S. Thompson was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. His books include "Hell's Angels", "Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone", "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72", "The Rum Diary", and "Better than Sex". He died in February 2005.