Not literally, of course. (And not that there's anything wrong with that.) In today's Sun-Times Anders Smith Lindall offers up a steaming platter of home-town goodness: Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine. Ryan's burgeoning cottage industry designs and prints brilliant original pieces for cd covers and concert posters.
The whimsical nature of those drawings -- they might depict an armadillo on a skateboard, or an astronaut playing baseball or a brawl in which a man's only weapon is a platypus -- have made Ryan's posters instantly recognizable, winning him a wide following among bands who commission his work and fans who collect it.
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