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Old 08-31-2007, 09:04 AM   #1
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I don't know Coop all that well, but he has taught me more than a few life lessons. It's a long story that I won't bore you guys with, but the end result says a lot abo...

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Old 08-31-2007, 09:22 AM   #2
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:35 AM   #3
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He's a GREAT guy and I'm thrill I got the opportunity to meet him a couple of weeks ago and hang out. For sure one of the highlights of my summer.
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:35 AM   #4
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Nice to know that I'm not alone in the respect that Coop gives to the style of the Early Times in the late 60's. I have fashioned my '34 sedan in that style and it truly is the car that I couldn't afford in the late 60's when I was hanging around with the Early Times. Ron Weeks '34 sedan, Jim Jabobs A pickup, Bob Darrahs '32 roadster, Bob Witt's T, Don Thelan's Vicky gasser, Leroy Smiths Fiat Topolino, Roger Brinkley's '32 sedan, Dan Woods T, all had "the look".
One great memory was when I was 17 going with the Early Times to a three day car show in Eugene, Oregon in 1967. Great guys and great cars.
I've always been a fan of Coops art, in fact I recently got the t-shirt he did for Bobby Greens Old Crow Speed Shop, not only to support a fellow HAMBer but because it was designed by Coop.
Great artist, great taste, great sense of style...Thanks
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:36 AM   #5
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Nice interveiw Ryan.......
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Old 08-31-2007, 09:48 AM   #6
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Nice interview - I like his stuff also. Awesome explanation about why people are attracted to the Devil-girl!!
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:01 AM   #7
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I have always been a huge fan of the Coopsters art, so glad to hear he is the guy I thought he would be. Good Karma always comes around. Thanx R. for the great insite!!-Sololobo/Roadburners of Omaha

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Old 08-31-2007, 10:05 AM   #8
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He da debbil, I tells ya what!
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:08 AM   #9
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Great interview Ryan, nice kick start to a 3 day weekend!
I've been enjoying Coop's art for only 3 years or so, definetly a class act!
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:26 AM   #10
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Meeting Coop was one of the highlights of the trip to Bonneville for me. He is pretty cool compared to most of the "Famous" people I have met.

I still remember the first time I saw his stuff. It was around '97 so I reckon that was just when he was getting started. I bought a shitload of swag and have smeared it all over everything I own. I still have the Devil girl poster on the wall of my garage, I had the devil girl on the coil covers of my Harleys, and I have the Alien girl on the dash of the spcetruck.....

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Old 08-31-2007, 10:37 AM   #11
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Some of that last black & white stuff reminds me of my mechanical drawing class. Always liked that kind of drawing. Of couse, Coop's is about 1237 times better than anything we did in high school.
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:42 AM   #12
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I'm a big fan of Coop and his work. Ryan if you've got the time, I'd love to hear (read) your stories about Coop and life lessons.
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:43 AM   #13
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I want a car owned by a Satanist too!
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:54 AM   #14
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Coop is one of many artists today that's keeping art and hot rodding alive. In his art and his own personnal passion too in the cars that he builds for himself. I have always admired his art. I myself, have a kool piece that he did for a logo on the back of a shirt w/ the devil girl' when down on Paramount St. now in the LBC. Love your work Coop!!!!! KNUX!
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:10 AM   #15
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hail satin!

look up the cd cover art for "Vuudu U" by the Lords of Acid for one of my first Coop exposures...bitchin'!
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:21 AM   #16
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I still want to know how the Hot Wheels deal went down. How about it? Haha.

Great interview.
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:27 AM   #17
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Anybody who appreciates a nice fat rear end on a woman is alright by me.
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:29 AM   #18
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I've got a couple of Bobby Green's T-shirts with the Old Crow by Coop. One white for the garage and one black for formal occasions. Really like his work.

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Old 08-31-2007, 11:40 AM   #19
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Really good interview of a really cool guy- Coop is an excellent photographer, writer, and of course, illustrator. When I see the stuff he geeks out on 'positive ape'- like vintage tools and old signs- I realize how much I'm in line with his aesthetics.
Talking w/ him at Bonneville also revealed that he's intelligent and yet down to earth, just like his art...

Nice interview Ryan.
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:48 AM   #20
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That Lords of Acid CD was my first exposure too! ...bad-ass art from a nice as hell dude.

My girlfriend & I talked Boston Terriers with Coop a few years back at the MOON X-mas party and she just couldn't believe that here was the same man who painted those big, red devil-boobies that were all over my house at the time!
I think we can do better than that...
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