A brilliant, psychedelic image, on heavy print stock, of wonderful detail and imagination. Naked Indian girls are carefully sculpted into the hillside on the right, held up by a giant god-like figure who is helping rescue a prone naked girl. To us, an analogy for caring for the earth (goddess), as a beautiful face hovers in the sky above. Superbly painted.
Pound's best known work was on Wacky Pacs and the Garbage Pail kids, the phenomenal card and sticker craze of the 1970s. But he started in the underground comics, and worked regularly for Pacific Comics, the first independent comics company, on titles like Alien Worlds, and on other undergrounds including Dope and Ground Pound, his compilation volume in 1987.
He appeared in the first issue of Juxtapoz and several Spectrum Annuals. Other work includes Howard the Duck, Mars Attacks, Marvel's Comix Book, Blab, Mad, the book Outlaw Animation, and far more.
John also created a character called Ronald Rabbit, which was going to be published as an underground comic around 1974. The artwork was stolen from the would-be publishers, Comics and Comix, which was the chain of comic shops I co-founded and helped run from 1972-1988. Sadly, there were no back up copies of the art and the comic, brilliant as it was, never appeared.