Archer Prewitt

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Archer Prewitt
Archer Prewitt - Primavera 2013.jpg
Archer Prewitt at Primavera Sound 2013
Background information
Born 1963
Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
Origin Chicago, Illinois
Genres Indie rock, post rock
Years active 1988–present
Labels Thrill Jockey
Associated acts The Sea and Cake
The Coctails

Archer Prewitt (born 1963, Frankfort, Kentucky) is an American musician and cartoonist associated with the independent music scene in Chicago, Illinois.



Prewitt enrolled in the Kansas City Art Institute and began drumming in the band Tunnel Dogs and then Mudhead. Archer also played bass in Kansas City local favorites the Bangtails. He then co-founded The Coctails, who moved from Kansas City to Chicago after their first album (1989) and went on to release six albums in all by the time they played their last show on New Year's Eve 1995/96. By then Prewitt had also been involved with a new project, The Sea and Cake, who have released several critically acclaimed albums. Concomitant with his work in The Sea and Cake, Prewitt produced several solo releases.

Comics and illustration[edit]

In addition to his music, Prewitt is a freelance illustrator, cartoonist, and comic book colorist. His first professional illustrations were for the Kansas City Star while he still lived there. In 1992, he started drawing and self-publishing his Sof' Boy mini-comic, while also working as a colorist for Marvel Comics. Sof' Boy has subsequently been published by Kitchen Sink Press and Fantagraphics Books. Another Prewitt character is Funny Bunny, who has made several appearances in diverse publications. Prewitt's work has appeared in Zero Zero, Drawn and Quarterly, Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, and BLAB!.

Prewitt was nominated for a 1997 Eisner Award for Best Colorist (for Sof' Boy and Friends).



  • "The City That Never Sleeps" (art only), Duplex Planet Illustrated #2 (Fantagraphics, April 1993)
  • "Sof' Boy," Drawn & Quarterly #4 (Drawn and Quarterly, December 1995)
  • Zero Zero #7, 8, 14 (Fantagraphics, 1996–1997)
  • BLAB! #9 (Fantagraphics, 1997)
  • BLAB! #10 (Fantagraphics, 1998)
  • Sof' Boy & Friends #1-3 (Fantagraphics, 1997–2004)
  • Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern #13: "An Assorted Sampler of North American Comic Drawings, Strips, and Illustrated Stories, &c." (McSweeney's, spring 2004)


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