Dave Sheridan was a cartoonist and underground comix artist from Cleveland who moved to California in the early 1970's. He created Dealer McDope and Tales from the Leather Nun and collaborated on several issues of the iconic Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers comics. Dave died from cancer at the age of 38 in 1982. He was an integral part of a burgeoning underground comics scene that included Gilbert Shelton, Paul Mavrides, Robert Crumb, Trina Robbins and Fried Schrier and ground breaking publishers like Rip Off Press and Kitchen Sink Press.
Dave Sheridan: Life with Dealer McDope. Leather Nuns and the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers will be published in early April by Fantagraphic Books. The editor, Mark Burstein will be at Mac's on Thursday, April 19th at 7 pm. to talk about Dave and the book which collects the best of the legendary underground cartoonist's tripped-out comic strip hilarity. It includes Sheridan’s solo comics, many reprinted for the very first time, and his collaborations with Fred Schrier and Gilbert Shelton (who writes the foreword), along with his record covers, beer labels, and advertisements for more…cough, cough…organic products. The book includes a biography and reminiscences from fellow artists, friends, and family members.