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My Austin Sun Photographs

Photographs from 1975-76 by J R Compton

Copyright 1975 and 1976 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.
Enjoy them here, but please do not reproduce these images without written permission from J R Compton.

Ed Guinn Swing - copyright 1976 J R Compton.com. All rights Reserved.

Ed Guinn Swing

Batter Up! - Copyright 1976 J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.x

Lorelei Bela Brown

Ken Featherston at the Baseball Game - copyright 1976 - All Rights Reserved 

Ken Featherston

Alternate Shot of Meeting - Photograph Copyright 1975 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Alternate Image of Meeting captioned below — Early October 1975

Porch Staff Meeting - copyright 1975 J R Compton.

Staff Meeting: Dave Moriaty, Marty, Cyndy Webendorfer, Ed Guinn, Glen Riley, Michael Ventura (in back), Eric "Enrique Pasa" Rosenblum, Carlene Brady, Andy Poyner, Bill Bentley, Nightbyrdy and Danny Schweers

Laughing - corpyight 1975. All Rights REserved.

Dan Hubig and Jeff 'Nightbird' laughing in the lounge.
Rhett Beard and Carlene Brady are in the chair to the right.

Early November 1975

Pensively Pondering - Photograph Copyright 1976 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Pensively Pondering: Cyndy Webendorfer, Ed Guinn, Bill Bentley and Marty McKenzie

 

Marty & Michael - copyright 1976 JRCompton

Carlene Brady, Marty McKenzie and Michael Ventura

Mid-October 1975

Meeting - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

A Meeting: Dan Hubig, Andy Poynor, Michael Ventura and James BigBoy Medilin

Mid-October 1975

Two Guys on the Porch - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Two Guys on a Porch: Andy Poynor and James BigBoy Medlin

See note below about Andy.

 

Carlene at the Keyboard of the CompuGraphic - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Carlene Brady at the Keyboard of the CompuGraphic Jr.

 

Danny Schweers - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Danny Schweers working on the floor during Production. Marty McKenzie in the background

Hubig and Poyner Dancing - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Dan Hubig and Andy Poynor dancing

Andy Poynor died of a rare form of cancer on September 3, 2009 in Joplin, Missourri. He had recently had the first-ever exhibition of his work. There's a page of work and information about his life and death on his DallasArtsRevue member page.

Some Gun in the Office - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

David Moriaty, Glen Riley and Ed Guinn

 

Scope 'n Sniff - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Smile 'n Sniff: Glen Riley and Eric "Enrique Pasa" Rosenblum

 

Somebody Typing - Photograph Copyright 2009 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Typing a Story

 

Two Guys in an Office - Photograph Copyright 2009 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Cartoonist Jim Franklin and Ad Sales Person Rhett Beard

 

Massage - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Marty McKenzie gets a massage from Andy Poynor during Production.

 

Jeff and Mary - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Jeff Nightbyrd and Marty McKenzie

 

Up the Front Stairs - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Up the Front Stairs

 

Woman in Hat - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Unknown (I have another shot of her typesetting)

 

Jeff Sitting - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Jeff Nightbyrd Thinking

 

Production Room Floor - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Production Room Floor

 

Staff Meeting Inside - copyright 1976 JRCompton.com. All Rights Reserved.

Dave Moriaty, Carlene Brady, Rhett Beard and Dan Hubig

 

Guy with Beer - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Jim Groenewegan

 

Dan & Two Guys - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Dan Hubig, Dean Rindy and Danny Schweers

 

José Campos - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

José Campos

 

Production Camera - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Production Camera

 

Motto Contest - Photograph Copyright 2009 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

The Great 6-Pack Motto Contest

Some of the entries included:

High over Austin

You Are My Sun Shine!

Suntimes a Great Motion

Get your Sun in the morning
And your daughter at night.

The Austin Sun — Roof to the Stars

In Austin the Sun never sets
The Sun never sets in Austin

The Sun Also Sets.

Let it shine on

The Sun goes on within you or without you.
 

The Old Night Turkey Himself - Photograph Copyright 2009 by J R Compton. All Rights Reserved. No Reproduction in Any Medium Without Specific Written Permission.

Jeff Nighbyrd

 

Stacks of Suns - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Stacks of Suns

 

Taped Chair - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Taped Chair

 

Exec Desk - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Executive Desk

 

Reading the Paper - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Reading the Paper

 

Artsy Carlene - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Carlene Brady

 

Dave Grok - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Grok Books

 

Production Room - Copyright 1976  J R Compton. All Rights Reserved.

Production Room
 

These are the best, but I have scads more negatives — around 500 total (although many are near duplicates) and a kludge of a film scanner. All but the top eight of these were scanned from smallish 2 x 3, 5 x 7 and a few 8 x 10-inch prints I made back then. Those eight are from my own film-scanning kludge.

I always thought I might to do a book someday — I still may, which is why I'm not abandoning my copyrights or allowing these photographs to be reproduced elsewhere without permission or payment. However, I did not and do not intend to have to write the thing, only illustrate it, so this not insubstantial effort may be it.

There may be more Sun shots here as I find time. The Ed Guinn and svelte Ken Featherston shots were big surprises. I'll probably also go back and redo some of these as I get the hang of black & white film scanning again and do more scans of the original 35mm film, which was much less grainy than the scans of small prints here.

Dan Hubig, Bill Hood and Danny Schweers helped identify people. Then Marty McKenzie corrected the corrections. I'd appreciate any other help with names or other pertinent information, like what those people did there. I remember briefly photographing Gilbert Shelton in the office sometime, but I didn't/don't know what he looked like, so I cannot I.D those photos yet (although I've gathered images of him from about then and may eventually track down that/those photos).

My latest email address is always on the Contact page. If you were one of the Sunshine Boys or Girls when I was there, I'd love to hear from you.

; J R Compton
 

Visit my Amateur Birder's Journal or my opus magnus DallasArtsRevue.

My summer Vacation in Glaciar Park, Montana elucidated by my and Anna's photographs, some of which are exquisite,

and my own personal site fulla pix.

And maybe someday I'll find my negatives from my Hooka and Dallas NOTES from the Underground days this would all be a forerunner for. The best the Sun ever let me do was write a story after my dear friend Ken Featherson was murdered. They weren't interested in my photographs and certainly not interested in my stories till then.

I was Editor/Publisher for NOTES/Hooka, and I probably have even more photos, just I didn't print them then or put them in a big yellow box like I did my Sun pix..

The Austin Sun Reunion Site.

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