Published by Strange Attractor Press, 2012 (272 pages; 25x14cm; paperback)

Savage Pencil’s Trip or Squeek strips have been appearing in The Wire since 2002.

Acerbic, lysergic and razor sharp observations on music, art and life, Trip or Squeek continues a tradition of satirical illustration dating back to the 18th century, albeit one that has been dosed up via the ’60s freak scene, Japanese monster movies and the weird fiction of HP Lovecraft.

Musical guest stars appearing in the book include: Steve Reich, Stockhausen, Moondog, Mark E Smith, Sonic Youth, Robert Wyatt, Suicide, Kraftwerk, Crass, Lou Reed, Jandek, Throbbing Gristle, Sleep and many more.

Containing over 100 comic strips, collected together for the first time, the book features extensive notes, a discography and never-before-seen preparatory sketches by Savage Pencil, and an illustrated foreword by artist Gary Panter.

Savage Pencil (aka Edwin Pouncey) has been writing and illustrating for music newspapers and magazines for almost four decades. His artwork has also appeared on album covers, posters and T-shirts for bands including Sonic Youth, The Fall, Sunn 0))) and numerous others.