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Austin Stone 2
 
excellent writing
exceptional art
historical 2
total score 8
Austin Stone #2
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Only Printing /
January, 1976 / 36 Pages / Limestone Press
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Austin Stone #2 was the last issue of the series and sustains the same vibe as the first, though it was headed by a different publisher and had a new editor. The comic book was produced by a group of local artists and cartoonists in Austin, including one of the forefathers of the psychedelic poster art scene, Jim Franklin.

The quality of most of the artwork in Austin Stone #2 is quite good, even for the ads that helped fund its printing; infused with the type of illustrations that Gilbert Shelton and Franklin popularized through their psychedelic posters and handbills for the Vulcan Gas Company and Armadillo World Headquarters. Though Austin Stone #2 may have been part of the last hurrah for the local psychedelic art scene, it remains a delightful reminder of what was so much fun about it.

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HISTORICAL FOOTNOTES:
It is currently unknown how many copies of this comic book were printed. It has not been reprinted. Austin Stone #2 was followed by Austin Comix later in 1976, which was published by the same group but had a different style of content, comprised of the work of one artist, Joe Bates, who did not appear in either of the Austin Stone comic books.
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COMIC CREATORS:

Henry R. Hubben - (publisher)
Eleanor Crockett - (editor)
Guy Juke - 1, 4-7, 36
Micael Priest - 2, 26 (ad)
Kerry Awn - 3, 27-29
Jim Franklin - 8-11, 12 (ad)
Dennis Walker - 14 (art), 15
Jeff Woodruff - 14 (poem)
Carl Dolgener - 16-23
Robby Campbell - 24 (ad)
Bill Holloway - 25 (ad)
Andy Poyner - 25 (ad), 34-35
Dan Hubig - 30-33