DOA, the legendary Canadian hardcore pioneers are still on the road today, talk minus action = nothing! The U.S version of this 1982 album has artwork by Shawn Kerri, mostly known for her work around the LA punk scene in the late 70s including the iconic Circle Jerks ‘Skank Kid’.
Publisher: Anarcho Puzzles
Complete Jigsaw Size: 39.5 x 39.5 cm
DOA are “the” Canadian punk band! In action since 1976 Joey’Shithead’ Kieghly has been the singer, guitarist and songwriter since the beginning.
He is an old friend of the Anarchpuzzles crew and was keen to turn one of his many record sleeves into a jigsaw puzzle.
We eventually settled on the iconic cartoon style artwork of Shawn Kerri who was an active punk rock artist in the 1980’s.
Joey is now selling them at his gigs in Canada.
ANOKPUZZLE 5 is the catalogue number for this jigsaw.
This puzzle is 39.5cm square and comes in a 22x22x5cm box.
The puzzle artwork was designed by Anarchopuzzles, printed by Calverts Coop Press in Hackney and then produced by JHG Puzzles in Ashmore.
More information on Shawn Kerri follows;
Shawn Maureen Fitzgerald was born in 1958 in Covina, California. Her family then moved to the San Diego area, where she grew up.
Her art was influenced by Mad Magazine cartoonists Jack Davis, Will Elder, Wally Wood, and Harvey Kurtzman. As a teenage girl, she was initially turned away when she applied to draw for CARtoons Magazine in 1975, but was hired on the strength of her portfolio of car illustrations. She continued to work for the magazine until it ceased publication in 1991. Between 1978 and 1982 she wrote scripts for Disney’s international Donald Duck comics, which were illustrated by Tony Strobl and the Jaime Diaz Studio. She contributed comics to Cracked and pornographic cartoons for Hustler, Chic, Velvet and Gentlemen’s Companion under the pen name Dee Lawdid. She also created short comics for Last Gasp’s Cocaine Comix and Commies From Mars. Kerri created the “Skank Kid” character and drew the figure used in the Circle Jerks logo.
Kerri moved to Los Angeles in 1977, and was active in the punk rock scene there in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1978, she published a fanzine called Rude Situation, with Mad Marc Rude, who was then her boyfriend. During this period, she drew numerous promotional flyers and tour posters for her friends, which included members of the Germs and the Circle Jerks. One of her best-known images, “Skank Kid” is a composite character of a white teenage punk dancing wildly. He appeared in various comics and illustrations, and was appropriated by the Circle Jerks to be part of the band’s logo. Kerri was not paid for this, but reluctantly granted permission to band leader Keith Morris to avoid a legal fight and damaged friendships.
Although there have been conflicting reports that Kerri died in the 1990s, either from a drug overdose, or from falling down stairs at home, documentarian Carl Schneider reported in 2004 that he had found her living with her mother, suffering from chronic cognitive problems following a fall.
Origin: Ugly Kingdom
Artwork: Shawn Kerri