Gun-toting, cigarette smoking, patriarch of the gonzo school of journalism Hunter S. Thompson rewrote the rules of journalism (with a little assistance from one Raoul Duke). He pursued sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll for Rolling Stone, committed political iconoclasmin Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72, and worked a mean driving hat. It earned him a devout cult of followers who still hail him as the daddy of counterculture. It's also why we're celebrating your birthday today, Hunter!
Thompson has influenced the past few generations with his invention of Gonzo Journalism. The Good Doctor broke the mold on writing and changed the world and the voice of counter-culture. His work and antics will live on to influence even more generations to come. I paid tribute to Hunter S Thompson and his work with my portrait and article on my artist's blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-memoriam-hunter-s-thompson.html