All In The Family: Tim Truman

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Chances are, if you’ve been a Dead Head since the 1990s, you likely encountered artist Timothy Truman’s work at some point. He is probably best-known in our insular little universe for his many bold, colorful and creative comic book-style interpretations of Grateful Dead songs that were printed in Kitchen Sink Press’ Grateful Dead Comix in the early ’90s, and thereafter in the beloved Grateful Dead Almanac (where they appear to this day).

Blair’s Golden Road Blog: Here’s Where the Rainbow Ends

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By Blair Jackson

Nearly two years and 90 blogs ago, we embarked on a remarkable mutual journey through the world of the Dead. At times, writing Blair’s Golden Road Blog and contributing regular features to Dead.net has felt like a wonderful continuation of putting out The Golden Road, the spirited Dead ’zine my wife, Regan, and I put out between 1984 and 1993.

Blair’s Golden Road Blog: On Ravi Shankar and the Dead

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By Blair Jackson

It might not be obvious, but the great Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar, who passed away at the age of 92 on Dec. 11, had a profound effect on the Grateful Dead, both directly and through his influence on other musicians whom the Dead respected and learned from.

New Book Celebrates "Art of the Dead"

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By Blair Jackson

Philip Cushway will not hesitate to tell you that he is not a Dead Head — not a fan of the Dead’s music, particularly. But he loves the art that the band has inspired since the mid -’60s, and he also cares deeply about the artists who created those hundreds upon hundreds of posters, album covers and free-standing art pieces.