(Lexington, KY: Petro III Graphics), 2006. First edition. One of 250 SIGNED, numbered copies of Steadman's image of a deceptively pensive-looking Thompson sweating next to a table full of empty beer cans thinking, "If that twisted meat artist draws one line out of place I'll beat his kidneys into his shoes with a jackhammer." An image from Steadman's 2006 book THE JOKE'S OVER, a memoir of his friendship and collaboration with famed Gonzo Journalist Hunter S. Thompson. The "Joke's Over" prints cover the span of their association, from their first meeting in Kentucky to the 2005 memorial service at which Thompson's ashes were blasted out of a cannon and include work from FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, THE CURSE OF LONO and THE KENTUCKY DERBY IS DECADENT AND DEPRAVED, among many others. One-color silkscreen on white Rising Stonehenge deckle edge paper measuring 15 x 22 inches. Fine.