The letters “G.P.” are hidden in many of my science fiction paperback covers from the 1980s.
The letters stand for the Golden Palm, an apartment building that I shared with many other Art Center students.
Many of them have gone on to become well known in comics, illustration, and painting. They include Paul Chadwick (Concrete), Bryn Barnard (Writer, Illustrator, Muralist), Thomas Kinkade (Painter of Light), Ron Harris (Crash Ryan), Alan Munro (Visual FX), Mark Verheiden (Writer), and David Mattingly (Animorphs Illustrator).
We all called ourselves “GP-ers,” and we got together for sketch groups, field trips to movies and museums, and art-themed potlucks.
I’ll send a free Dinotopia map to the first person who correctly names all of the covers from which the details above are excerpted.