Austin Cartoons Tribute Comes To Life
In February, 2011 Kerry Awn approached the South Austin Popular Culture Center about painting a mural on the premises.
The mural would pay tribute to Austin cartoon icons. Characters created by the likes of Gilbert Shelton, Jim Franklin, Tony Bell, Sam Hurt, Mike Judge and Jack Jaxon would be painted on the back wall of the outdoor stage at the Center.
The Board of Directors enthusiastically endorsed the idea and the project proceeded. Kerry worked for three weeks on the painting, and was assisted with contributions by Jim Franklin, Tommy Bee and Rick Turner.
The mural was finished in mid-March- just in time for the opening of a special exhibit at the Center honoring the early punk scene in Austin.
The following photos show the mural from drawing to completion. If you haven’t already visited, come on by the next time you’re on South Lamar in Austin, Texas. Please feel free to take photos with the mural and post them to our Facebook page.