Wild Billy Haddock stamp sent via Amy Irwen (Rosemount, Minnesota, USA)
December 6, 2013 - I have been a Haddock fan since the Zine Age. Haddock, aka Wild Bill Haddock and Billy Haddock, is a veteran mail-artist who is part of the vibrant generation that includes John M. Bennett, Blaster Al Ackerman, David Zack and many notable others. I love Haddock's work; but I do not know very much about him, other than that I can trace his activity as far back as the 1970s. He is still active and living in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
IUOMA friend Amy Irwen has struck up a correspondence with the venerable Haddock. Learning of my admiration for this mail-art legend, Amy passed along a stamp she received from him:
I am not sure whether this is actually a stamp by Blaster Al or whether it is about Blaster; Haddock and Blaster share similar styles. I would be interested if anyone knows any background. What a stunning piece to add to the archive! This is a truly thoughtful gift from Amy Irwen! Now that Haddock is back on the radar, I will be sure to drop him a line. Again, many thanks, Amy.