Wreck Beach cover art by Randolph Holmes in The Georgia Straight, June 19-26, 1975. As mentioned previously, Rand Holmes moved to Vancouver in 1969 where he found work as an illustrator at The Georgia Straight. He would later gain a reputation for his work in underground comix, and was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Comic Book Creator Hall of Fame in 2005. A retrospective took place in 2007 on Lasqueti Island, BC (covered fairly extensively by BoingBoing) and Fantagraphics published a book of his life’s work in 2010 (video preview). Vintage copy of The Georgia Straight found in a shop in New Westminster.