The Original Swiss Trip

Brooklyn-based comic artist Brian Blomerth has released his debut graphic novel titled Bicycle Day. The technicolor confection recounts the infamous day in April 1943 when Swiss chemist Albert Hoffmann dropped the first dose of LSD. After injesting 250 micrograms of lysergic acid diethylamide, Hoffmann rode his bicycle home from his job at Sandoz Pharmaceutical lab in Basel, Switzerland.

Most psychedelic enthusiasts are familiar with the legendary events that Hoffmann  recorded in his journal and later memoir. Blomerth’s wildly colorful and entertaining graphic novel follows a human/dog hybrid version of the young chemist as he experiences the world’s first acid trip. You can find out more about the project, and see the eye-popping artwork at the Anthology publishers website.


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