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Franklin Enters Precinct 1 Race
Announces for Commissioners Court at Victory Grill
"...Saying “I’m not perfect” and “I’ve made mistakes,” Richard Franklin III became the second candidate to announce his intention..."

Aug. 4, 2015 News Post by Michael King

This Austin-made companion piece to the event blends truth and fiction in a quasi-documentary that purports to explain how SPAMARAMA all began.
"...Alvin Crow, Sammy Allred, Guy Juke, Molly Ivins, and Jim Franklin offer viewers of a certain age a chance..."

April 4, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mighty Atom
Atomic City's Jim 'Prince' Hughes is punk rock daikaiju at a whole different level
"...The couple christened their new offspring James "Jimmy" Hughes, and the family, also including Jimmy's sister, split..."

June 8, 2007 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Violators Will Be Punished
"...same) that included such now-legendary names as Gilbert Shelton, Jim Franklin, Ken Featherston, Guy Juke, Danny Garrett, Sam Yeates,..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Letting the Freak Brothers Flag Fly
Gilbert Shelton on his iconic comic's long, strange trip to the screen
"...the Sixties can likewise be attributed to Jack Jackson, Jim Franklin, and Gilbert Shelton. Their pen-and-ink contributions to the..."

March 12, 2010 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

Cowboys and bluesmen at the Alamo Drafthouse's new home, Moose and conjunto on the Eastside, an ailing Crack Pipe, a cranky cigarette company, and other nutty notions
"...When Armadillo World Headquarters poster artist Jim Franklin and late partner Bill Livengood reopened the dormant..."

April 13, 2007 Music Column by Christopher Gray

"...Phil Hartman, Kim Greist and Jeffrey Jones. With both Jim Carrey and Tim Allen having successfully made the transition..."

Jan. 6, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

A Lot of Cojones and a Little Faith
The art of Micael Priest
"...Austin because his work is among the most enduring. Jim Franklin had created the armadillo as the symbol of..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Arts Feature by Margaret Moser

High Crimes
"...Directed by: Carl Franklin. Starring: Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Jim Caviezel, Adam Scott,..."

April 5, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

One False Move
"...Directed by: Carl Franklin. Starring: Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams, Billy Bob Thorton, Michael..."

Aug. 14, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Playback: And the Armadillos Went Wild
Threadgill’s World Headquarters goes the way of its predecessor, the Armadillo World Headquarters, plus Black Fret offers more than just money
"...and entertaining sell-off that saw several items, including a Jim Franklin painting of guitarist Freddie King and the concert..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Too Dumb to Die
A profile of Austin's longest-running musical parody, the Uranium Savages.
"...original investor in the Ritz. I gave [poster artist] Jim Franklin $1,000 to help open it. What a mistake,"..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Dancing About Architecture
Christmastime comes to Austin.
"...Diamonds, Tuesday Reckless Kelly, Wednesday Rick Trevino, and Thursday Jimmy LaFave. Also for the eyes, in a combined celebration..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

1, 2, Tres, Cuatro: Waltz Across Texas
San Antonio rock & roll posters and Central Texas dance halls – preserve them.
" Austin in the late Sixties and early Seventies. Jim Franklin – who Bruce Springsteen singled out during his..."

April 6, 2012 Music Column by Margaret Moser

Re-Re-Re-Re-Reopening Night
The Ritz: Talkie theatre, cowboy hangout, playhouse, comedy and punk club, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
"...Armadillos. In particular, Austin's legendary artist and Threadgill's fixture Jim Franklin, who along with Bill Livinggood reopened the Ritz..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Our Murals, Ourselves
"..."A wall mural does many things," explains Oliver Franklin, former director of the Republic of Texas museum and..."

Sept. 4, 1998 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

Micael Priest 1951-2018
Austin’s godfather of poster art moves on
" team at the Armadillo World Headquarters, which included Jim Franklin, Guy Juke, Danny Garrett, Bill Narum, Henry Gonzalez,..."

Sept. 12, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

HOF Hopefuls
" particular order) as ZZ Top, Waylon Jennings, Junior Franklin, Uranium Savages, Bobby Earl Smith, Earl Poole Ball, Charlie..."

March 13, 2017 Postmarks

Weird Yet Strange: Notes From an Austin Music Artist
Vaunted Austin artist writes beyond his own posters
"...his imagery will. Alongside locals Micael Priest, Jack Jackson, Jim Franklin, and Guy Juke, his pen-and-ink line work and..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

A Poem Is a Naked Person
Les Blank’s doc on Leon Russell began shooting in 1972 and is finally released
"...legendary underground artist (and Armadillo World Headquarters poster designer) Jim Franklin calmly removes a number of scorpions from an..."

Aug. 7, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Homegrown: Austin Music Posters 1967-1982
The formative years of Austin's vaunted live music scene spawned a visual soundtrack
"...the Vulcan Gas Company, Armadillo World Headquarters, and Antone's. Jim Franklin's iconic armadillos set the foundation, but Gilbert Shelton's..."

May 29, 2015 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Counterculture Time Capsule
Forty years later, Les Blank's Leon Russell rock doc sees the light of day
"...afloat. Blank's profiles in celluloid of Lightnin' Hopkins, Flaco Jiménez, Lydia Mendoza, Dizzy Gillespie, Mance Lipscomb, New Orleans Mardi..."

March 13, 2015 Screens Feature by Lars Nilsen

A By-No-Means-Comprehensive List of Austinite Comics Writers and Artists
Some of the most illustrious comics creators to have made their home in Austin sometime between 1960 and 2006
"...Yorker); comics series Acme Novelty Library (1993-present); graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth (2000)..."

Dec. 22, 2006 Arts Feature

Everything Old Is New Again
A Texan's in the White House, we're in a quagmire war – and 'The Rag' returns to Austin
"...Sprinkled on the sheet-fed paper, among bizarre and lively Jim Franklin illustrations of armadillos busting through newsprint or, in..."

Sept. 2, 2005 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Juke Jaunt
The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture treats Austin to a long, loving look at Armadillo Art Squad graphics master Guy Juke in a new solo exhibition
"...San Angelo native fell in with the likes of Jim Franklin, Micael Priest, Kerry Awn, Danny Garrett, Bill Narum,..."

May 20, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

After a Fashion
Stephen weighs in on city planning issues ... at least ones regarding how certain things look. Other than that, he drops a lot of names and tells you where to go. For Valentine's Day, silly.
"...Joe Sears and Jaston Williams of Greater Tuna, singers Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Kimmie Rhodes, Colin Gilmore, Jo Harvey Allen,..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Armadillos to the Highest Bidder
Eddie Wilson banks at Saturday’s AWHQ auction
" memorabilia went up for sale. Veteran poster artist Jim Franklin sat in the front row and watched his..."

Jan. 19, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The New Vulcan Gas Company
Owners acquire rights to historical venue’s name
"...on through highly collectable concert posters from artists like Jim Franklin and Gilbert Shelton. How exactly does a new..."

Feb. 22, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

As the Years Go Passing By
Inner Sanctum Records and the Armadillo – rock & roll, Austin-historical-style
"...getting worse, but rock & roll understood. Lead singer Jimmy Hall sported a head full of Robert Plant Greek-god..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Ssssssssssteam Heat
Memories of Soap Creek Saloon
"...Jim Franklin, Micael Priest, and Ken Featherston were among the..."

Aug. 19, 2008 Music Post by Margaret Moser

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