Healdsburg, CA: Zephyrus Image, nd. 2 1/2 x 13" bumpersticker, linocut in red with black text. Some faint toning to extremities, but still a fine copy, unused, with the backing still intact.
One of the late productions of the press, issued from Healdsburg. The rather cryptic reference is to Michael Myers' day job at the Fairchild - the bumpersticker was created specifically for other employees at the plant. According to Robert Rusk "The job of the silicon crystal growing chamber's operator was to grow the crystal & withdraw it from the molten silicon with a perfectly tapered "tail." MM was such an operator. This was possibly the first "regular" job that Michael ever held. Morale was low. It was a shitty place to spend your nights. Michael made this for his coworkers out of pure empathy. He gave them to his supervisor to pass along to the workers. When Michael died I went to his Supervisor and asked him for the remainder, tho I do not think he had ever given out a single one, out of some cowardly timidity, probably from a fear of stepping out of line, given the double-entendre." [reference: 2012 email from Robert Rusk to the cataloguer].
Given the limited means of distribution, rare.
Fine. Item #20956