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Season 2006 Episode 1106

Ralph Steadman

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Ralph Steadman
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The Joke's Over: Ralph Steadman on Hunter S. ThompsonIllustrator Ralph Steadman talks about his longtime friendship with the late Hunter S. Thompson and the drawings that accompanied many of Thompson's books and magazine articles. During this event, Mr. Steadman discusses the creation of gonzo journalism, shares stories about his time together with Hunter S. Thompson, and shows a large selection of his drawings. He also talks about Hunter S. Thompson's funeral. This program contains language and images that some viewers may find offensive.Ralph Steadman first started working with Hunter S. Thompson in 1970, when he and Thompson covered the Kentucky Derby together. He is, most famously, the illustrator for Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." Mr. Steadman has also illustrated a 50th anniversary edition of George Orwell's "Animal Farm" and Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland." His own books include "I-Leonardo" and "The Grapes of Ralph." For more on Mr. Steadman and his work, visit www.ralphsteadman.com.moreless
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