I recently interviewed Gordon Alexander, a Memphis artist and businessman who was also music editor for the Dixie Flyer, an alternative newspaper the preceded and inspired the Memphis Flyer. Our primary topic of discussion was Ed Perry, a locally-trained artist who passed recently, leaving behind an extraordinary body of work. We also talked briefly about Alexander's time with the Dixie Flyer, and after the interview he sent a couple of great sample details from Memphis' original bastion of alt-journalism. But that's not all he sent.
Alexander also launched a funny paper inspired by National Lampoon called the Bluff Town Buffoon. This shot is a sample from the Buffoon's sex issue.
We here at Fly on the Wall like to honor those who came before us, paving the way for the kind of silliness we now provide on at least a semi-regular basis. So here's to the Buffoon.