Ace Backwords

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Ace Backwords
Born (1956-09-12) September 12, 1956 (age 60)
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist

Ace Backwords (born September 12, 1956)[1] is a former underground cartoonist based in the United States.


Backwords published Twisted Image, a punk rock tabloid, from 1982 to 1984 featuring interviews with Johnny Rotten, Jello Biafra, Henry Rollins, Charles Bukowski, R. Crumb, and Charles Schulz. The name was also used for a comic strip he created and distributed to independent publications. A collection of his comics, also entitled Twisted Image, was published by Loompanics in 1991. In 1993, he drew original comic strips for John Hoffman's book The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving, also published by Loompanics. In 2001, Loompanics published a non-fiction book by Backwords, a sort of how-to guide for street people 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.


  1. ^ Facebook profile. Accessed October 12, 2009.

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