Alice Cooper’s “Welcome To My Nightmare” in 1975 was to be the last package that Drew and I did together, and our most famous collaboration. Working with Alice and Shep was always a great experience, and this time was no exception.
I love them both, and Shep is the best manager and human being in the business. I spent a lot of time working with them both. We discussed the messaging behind the music and listened to some of the rough tracks. Then I met with Joe Gannon who produced all of Alice’s tours, as he conveyed his needs and concerns.
Finally I got with Drew and that’s when we created the nightmare “Ring Master” concept. With his sketches and my lettering it all came to life, and the rest is “Rock N’ Roll” history.
"Welcome To My Nightmare" has been ranked by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the top 100 album covers of all time. I personally had 4 covers in that poll. This, in my opinion, is by far the best Drew Struzan illustration ever done and my personal favorite. It is the quintessential example of the Struzan style that first got him noticed in the movie poster business.
When we started working together Drew hadn’t developed any specific look yet and that’s why his early works were so varied in style and medium. It was his thirst for versatility and maximum control of a new medium that drove him, and it was contagious for us as well.
He would do one assignment in oils on canvas, the next with brush and Doc Martin dyes or India ink. Then the next piece would be a watercolor, and then he would jump on Carl Ramsey’s airbrush and after a few tips from Carl, he mastered it as well.
$35.00 12" x 18" Posters come signed with an original drawing of The Stones Tongue that I created in 1971.
$150.00 Prints come on high quality poster paper and are signed with an original drawing of The Stones Tongue that I created in 1971.
$300.00 Gallery Quality, Acid Free stock, these come signed, numbered, seal stamped in a run of 100 only, with an original drawing of The Stones Tongue (that I created in 1971) and a Letter Of Authenticity.
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