Art by The Pizz

Stephen Pizzurro, a.k.a. The Pizz or El Pizzo, was one of the most notable artists of the American Lowbrow art movement. He was born into an Italian family in Orange County, California, and started drawing for underground comix in the 1980s. He had his first work published in Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's Rat Fink Comix and also made stories for Scratchez #6 and Rip Off Comix #28. He is however best-known for his cover designs for the punk label Sympathy for the Record Industry (Bad Religion, a.o.), and for his gallery work with artists like Robert Williams. His colorful art featured hot-rods, pin-ups, skateboarders, apocalyptic scenes, bikers, and other elements that characterize lowbrow art. The Pizz was a familiar appearance on art openings and events, and made several appearances on reality TV and in film documentaries. He passed away in August 2015 at the age of only 57.

Scratchez cover by The Pizz

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