September 12, 1956 |
Ace Backwords (born September 12, 1956) is a former underground cartoonist based in the United States.
Backwords published a punk rock tabloid from 1982 to 1984 featuring interviews with Johnny Rotten, Jello Biafra, Henry Rollins, Charles Bukowski, R. Crumb, and Charles Schulz. A collection of his comics, Twisted Image, was published by Loompanics in 1991. In 2001, Loompanics published a non-fiction book by Backwords, a sort of how-to guide for street bums titled Surviving on the Streets: How To Go Down Without Going Out.
Presently, Backwords is working on his next book, Acid Heroes, about 1960s icons John Lennon, Ram Dass, Alan Watts, Hunter S. Thompson, R. Crumb, and Jerry Garcia.
Ace Backwords has written for the San Francisco Herald.