Hunter S. Thompson - Works - Accolades and Tributes

Accolades and Tributes

  • Author Tom Wolfe has called Thompson the greatest American comic writer of the 20th century.
  • The 2006 documentary film Fuck, which features Hunter S. Thompson commenting on the usage of that word, is dedicated to his memory.
  • Thompson appeared on the cover of the 1,000th issue of Rolling Stone, May 18 - June 1, 2006, as a devil playing the guitar next to the two "L"'s in the word "Rolling". Johnny Depp also appeared on the cover.
  • The Thompson-inspired character Uncle Duke appears on a recurring basis in Doonesbury, the daily newspaper comic strip by Garry Trudeau. When the character was first introduced, Thompson protested, quoted in an interview as saying that he would set Trudeau on fire if the two ever met, although it was reported that he liked the character in later years. Between March 7, 2005 (roughly two weeks after Thompson's suicide) and March 12, 2005, Doonesbury ran a tribute to Hunter, with Uncle Duke lamenting the death of the man he called his "inspiration". The first of these strips featured a panel with artwork similar to that of Ralph Steadman, and later strips featured various non sequiturs (with Duke variously transforming into a monster, melting, shrinking to the size of an empty drinking glass, or people around him turning into animals) which seemed to mirror some of the effects of hallucinogenic drugs described in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Read more about this topic:  Hunter S. Thompson, Works

Other articles related to "accolade, accolades, accolades and tributes, tribute":

The Reality Of My Surroundings - Accolades
... Year Publication Country Accolade Rank 1991 Rock de Lux Spain "Albums of the Year" 1991 ... OOR Netherlands "Albums of the Year" 40 "*" denotes an unordered list ...
Enema Of The State - Promotion, Release, and Reception - Accolades
... The following information regarding accolades attributed to Enema of the State is adapted from AcclaimedMusic.net ... Publication Country Accolade Year Rank About.com United States Top 10 Punk Pop Albums 1 ... Blender United States 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die 2003 * Guitar World United States ...
Dusty Springfield - Legacy - Awards, Accolades and Tributes
... In 1970 US jazz singer-pianist, Blossom Dearie, recorded a tribute song, "Dusty Springfield", on her album, That's Just the Way I Want to Be – it was co-written by Dearie, Tanega (S ...

Famous quotes containing the words tributes and/or accolades:

    The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.
    Jean Genet (1910–1986)

    When I get all these accolades for being true to myself, I say, “Who else can I be? I can’t be Chris Evert.”
    Martina Navratilova (b. 1956)