Collection: 50H & MPF

50H : Celebrating 50 years of Our Hero in 2018 resulted in an amusement park full of 200 fans. Each represented a different song from the long history of music created by Todd Rundgren. The major section of the park were THE WHEEL, PYRAMID GOLF, SIDEWALK CAFE, DRVING RANGE, THE CAROUSEL (before it burned down, and the (Song of the) VIKING RIDE. Certain fans depicted specific songs special to them. No one has ever found them all.

MPF : It began from desperation. Ken Sharp’s article about Utopia was in danger of being reduced, and key photos removed. He asked if I would do a fan-project like one of my Rolling Stone Tributes to produce an ad. This would convince the editor to run the full cover feature article. I told him I had retired from doing such things and had vowed to never draw Todd again (long story).

He persisted. First every month, then every week, and then every day. Would I do something… Anything? The only way around the situation was to try a crazy idea: draw the fans—what Todd sees—not the man himself. I resolved to put the idea to the fans. If they supported it, I would do it. If not, then not. It was the least effort, easiest sell, and best result ever. Funded a full page ad over night. Then made it a double page spread. Of course, then I had to draw a tons of people in just 3 days.

Draw them, I did. The ad ran. They got their copy of the magazine. It was amazing. From there, I kept adding more fans and more rows. It built out to 200 people all celebrating UTOPIA IS HERE!?? The large-crowd, interactive drawing model had been formed.

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