A Murder of Crows part 4

few weeks ago, pretty much out of the blue, Ian Presuming Edmondson sent me a copy of  “A Murder of Crows” by Edward Barker, who was a former Editor of International Times along with Mick Farren.  Only five hundred numbered books were printed and finding a copy is pretty impossible. Hopefully we will be putting the whole book up on IT online magazine over the coming weeks. In our opinion Edward Barker was the greatest British underground cartoonist.   So we continue with serie two og the book Four more cartoons from the magic pen of Edward Barker.


So here go with part 4 and three more fantastic cartoons with an extra cartoon of Mick Farren And Edward Barker on leaving International Times….



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5 Responses to A Murder of Crows part 4

    1. Thank you,Edwards is the don …. had not seen this in an age….

      Comment by Ronnie on 17 April, 2017 at 7:34 pm
    2. A great man. Good on you Ronnie. x

      Comment by Editor on 25 April, 2017 at 6:51 am
    3. Hi Ed used to drink in my pub in Gillingham Kent. I have 4 copies of A Murder of Crows and a box the cartoons from the book.

      Comment by Helen Dodson on 28 January, 2018 at 3:32 pm
    4. Fantastic. If you want to sell a copy let me know a price. xxx

      Comment by Editor on 28 January, 2018 at 5:45 pm
    5. I have three copies of the book! One that Edward gave me, signed by him with the inscription ‘get the right tool for the job’, one that Boss Goodman gave me after Edward’s demise, signed by Boss, who the book was dedicated to, and finally Boss’s own copy – no 2 of the 500 – signed by Edward. Only the last mentioned still has the full complement of post cards. Unfortunately, I sent the others to friends without a thought to their future value. I have lots of other Edward originals, some from when he helped to illustrate UHCK – a Pink Fairies magazine and record label that ran to 10 issues and 3 releases on cassette and CD – and many inherited from Boss. I have the original Galactalites cartoon of four horizons that got him fired from the Observer and lots of one-off cartoons given to Boss, mostly crows, plus a lot of Dingwalls ephemera designed or illustrated by Edward including a gold disc given to Boss when he left, with the Dingwalls crow in the middle, plus a QPR football crow we used on an invitation to Boss’s 60th birthday and assorted other originals. His set of xmas cards were superb and are worthy of reprinting. I have no idea what any of it is worth and I’d be reluctant to sell any, but poverty looms and serious offers would be considered, though it would break my heart.

      Comment by tim rundall on 3 October, 2019 at 3:38 pm

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