Alan Forbes benefit


On Monday, October 21st, Alan Forbes was attacked in the Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco. The attack left him with two skull fractures and damage to his right eye. As do a lot of artists, he has no insurance to cover the growing medical expenses. To help cover the medical expenses there are two benefit shows set up in San Francisco as well as other fundraisers. Each show will have silent auctions.

Current contributors include: The Black Crowes, Queens of the Stone Age, AFI, the Melvins, Graveyard, Band of Horses, Norah Jones, The Jerry Garcia Estate, Eagle Rock Entertainment, Last Gasp Publishing, Hot Fog, Diesel Fuel Printing, Monolith Press, Bad Skulls, TRPS, Dr. No Effects Pedals, Deluxe Skateboard, The Fillmore, Bimbo’s, Great American Music Hall, Bottom of the Hill, Slims, Thee Parkside, Austin Psych Fest, and more.

Current artist contributors include: Marco Almera, Ralph Bakshi, Tyler Stout, Matt Leunig, Neal Williams, Big Toe, COOP, Malleus, Arik Roper, Skinner, Junko Mizuno, Robert Bowen, Morning Breath, Decoder Ring Design, Marq Spusta, Mishka Westell, Bobby Dixon, Joe Triscari, Delano, John Howard, Jared Connor, Adam Pobiak, Gary Houston, Viral Graphics, Gregg Gordon, Stainboy, and more.

In addition, Marq Spusta will be creating a benefit poster.

If you would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact:


Monolith Press has donated printing for an art print:

Benefit print
Poster orders can be made here:


Jared Connor of Mexican Chocolate Design created a shirt design with an Alan Forbes piece and Bad Skulls has donated printing:
Benefit shirt
Shirt pre-orders can be made here:


Benefit shows:

Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2013
Venue: The Make Out Room
Door time: TBA

Jello Biafra (DJ)
Harderships (members of Earthless, Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound, Zen Guerrilla)
Hot Lunch (Tee Pee Records)
The Freeks (from OC)
Ethan Miller (of Howlin Rain / Comets on Fire)
plus special guests


Date: Saturday, January 4th, 2014
Venue: Bottom of the Hill
Door time: TBA

Black Cobra (Southern Lord Records)
Lecherous Gaze (Tee Pee Records)
Kicker (Tank Crime Records)
Pins of Light (Alternative Tentacles Records)
plus special guests


24 Responses to “Alan Forbes benefit”

  1. Oh no! This is brutal news. Let me know if we can help contribute or promo the silent auction

  2. Is there a way to donate directly?

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  4. I am so sorry to hear this. Please let us know if you set up a place for donations before the benefit/s or if there’s anything Alan needs.

  5. Stephen Hullinger Says:

    Alan, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you have a speedy recovery!

  6. Hi! i ordered 2 of the Alan Forbes benefit shirt! when ordered there was no drop down for shirt size. So, I would like one XXL and one XL. if possible

  7. Please send a list of auction items. I’d like to help.

  8. Aaron H. Hartley Says:

    Please send me the invite to the silent auction and the info for tickets to the shows! Godspeed Alan! Be well brother! See you soon!

  9. Chris Collins Says:

    Alan is one of my best friends and I would really like to contribute some of my artwork for the fundraisers and I will do an auction today as well!!! Please let me now where I can send it!!! Thank you Chris

  10. how is the situation regarding his online store? i mean, in the sense of: if it’s still running i’m gonna buy some stuff to help aswell. please let me know. big fan here from brazil. all my best wishes

  11. Wishing Alan a speedy recovery, his art is all over my house, hope I can help out in the auction.

  12. I would love to purchase an original ink of one of Alan’s Chris Robinson Brotherhood or Black Crowes prints to help this cause…. but I don’t see any in the original ink section of the store. Are they available anywhere? Will there be any in the silent auction?

  13. Alan is the best – i am super bummed to have received the news! I would like to send artwork and rally some other artists as well…Please share info with me as it comes together!

  14. i am ordering a few items from the store i would like to join in the silent auction also

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  17. I would love to donate artwork, if you are interested. Here is a link to my portfolio and you can pick whatever you like. Alan is the nicest guy and I am so saddened to hear about this and would love to be able to contribute.

  18. […], and more information on the shows and silent auctions can be found on Secret Serpents’ website. Get out there to support a great local […]

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