About the Artist

There is a point in an artist’s life, if lucky, when the force of every­thing learned comes into sharp focus. This occurs ear­ly or lat­er, but in that time a mas­ter­piece is cre­at­ed, maybe sev­er­al. Then the forces scat­ter again, to take anoth­er life­time to con­verge. If an artist can focus their forces and cre­ate a mas­ter­piece in the allot­ted time, then immor­tal­i­ty is pos­si­ble. This is the game. The irony is that immor­tal­i­ty is not for the artist to know.

My cre­ative forces came into con­scious­ness in Chica­go some 17,000 days ago and my one cha­grin may be that the sum of those days and the ones I may be promised won’t add up to a sin­gle mas­ter­work. There are no regrets for tak­ing up the quest, the joy is the jour­ney and that’s the way it ought to be.


  1. Mr. Har­mon,
    I’m TOO, TOO HAPPY to see that you’re back! I have LOVED Ms. Fre­da Fox aka SB for DECADES! Was there EVER a sec­ond issue that wasn’t pub­lished? Also, do you do com­mis­sioned art? I’ll pay for an illo of Ms. Fox, of course!

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  2. Hel­lo Ira,

    Greet­ings from Fre­mont,

    I did not see a per­son­al email link so I will write some­thing here. Today I came across a few inked boards of “Love is a Gun”, remem­ber that one ? and think­ing about you and Reed­er type, I I thought I would google you. it looks like you have done well. Con­grat­u­la­tions, its well deserved. You are a great draw­er.

    steve naegele

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    • Hey Steve! How’s things in Fre­mont? It’s good to hear from you after all these years! I’ve been in touch on Face­book with oth­er friends from Cal­i­for­nia, but I must admit, that I don’t spend a lot of time on social media because of my work sched­ule.

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  3. Hel­lo Ira,

    It was great meet­ing you at C2E2 this past week­end. I just got last night, and I’m email­ing every­one, but you were some­one I was deter­mined I didn’t want to miss. How­ev­er, I can’t find an email address on your cards or hand­outs, and that’s a huge bum­mer. I love your site, and just down­loaded Super­Bitch, it looks amaz­ing. I have a project in mind relat­ed to the Hells Bells sto­ry idea we talked about on Fri­day. Look­ing at your work spawned a real­ly cool idea that I think you’d be per­fect for. Email me when you can and we’ll chat.

    Until then, be well, and it was great to meet you!

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