I had the great pleasure of working with illustrator/comic artist Peter Bagge on the cover art for my new CD "There's No Sound In Flutes". I've loved his work for years since Comical Funnies, through Neat Stuff and Hate. I especially love his online cartoon series "Murry Wilson Rock & Roll Dad". He seemed like the perfect guy to illustrate the infamous Buddy Rich tapes which the title was taken from.
Luckily, he was my "friend" on Myspace already so making contact was easy. He was familiar with the Buddy Rich tapes but hadn't heard them in a while, so I sent him some mp3s.
He sent me the first sketch (on the left there) which was great. I asked for a few changes (flip the title and my name, make the musicians less jazzbo-ish & more 60's looking, make Buddy a little less intense, put a Carol Kaye type bass player in there) and he made them and sent over this second sketch.
Peter was great to work with. He followed instructions very well, but still had alot of very good opinions of his own. I would highly recommend hiring him for all of your illustration needs.