HomeGrown Magazine. VOL.1 No.4 Winter 1978/9

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HomeGrown Magazine. VOL.1 No.4 Winter 1978/9

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Grass Roots issue with splendid front-cover, designed by Johnny Reno, photo by Chris Render, who also took the centrefold photo of a female plant grown in London. I was broke and in debt with a wife and a young daughter, with a son on the way, born in March 1979. In April 1978 I moved from Ladbroke Grove in London, to a rented old cottage in East Anglia, and worked on the magazine from there, while I spent my week-ends in Portobello Market where I had a stall in an indoor market, called Alchemy selling incense, balms, oils, herbal highs and underground comix.

This issue has the prison letters of Danny de Souza from Turkey, Rik the Vic on trial, my interview with the Rev. William Deane, an Episcopalia priest, who was NORML's Intrenational Co-ordinator, Peter Smith's powerful photographs of scenes from a Smokey Bears picnic outside the Houses of Parliament and at Hyde Park. Peter Smith also photographed the four-page feature on the Albion Fayres in East Anglia, Spirit of Albion, Mama Coca by Antonil, The Complete History Of The World Part two, by Mick Farren, and reviews of British Growers Guides by Mike Crowley, and the flowing letters pages.

And we have a six-frame comic strip of “the adventures of Fat Feddy's Cat”, by the funniest dope cartoonist Gilbert Shelton, of Freak Brothers fame, and a back cover spoof ad for Marlborough cigarettes, “I know my high”, by iconoclastic artist Antonio Ghura.

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