Nick Craine is a painter, animation artist, illustrator and musician. His illustrations have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Portrait of a Thousand Punks: Hard Core Logo, originally published in 1997, was his second film adaptation. His first, of Bruce McDonald’s Dance Me Outside, was highly acclaimed by both critics and illustrators. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.
Hardcore Logo: Portrait of a Thousand Punks
Joe Dick coaxes his former bandmates to overcome personal differences and reunite for a benefit concert for their ageing punk mentor, Bucky Haight, who has been shot. But the concert’s not enough for Joe; he wants the band to hit the road again. For the Hard Cores this means the beginning of the end, and they come to realize that they can neither relive nor alter the past. From the pen of hugely talented Craine comes a searing rendition of those Hard Core days and nights. In this graphic take on the story originally conceived by Michael Turner and made into a critically acclaimed film by Bruce McDonald, Craine pits the legendary Hard Cores against a collage-like backdrop of bars, hotel rooms, the road, and the Canadian Prairies.