Stephen Andrade "The Day Off (Vintage Pulp Edition)" Print
giclee print on matte paper
11 x 17 inches
signed and numbered, limited edition of 20
inspired by Ferris Bueller's Day Off
ESCAPE ADVENTURE STORIES June 1956
ESCAPE’s most popular and prolific writer was John Hughes, who rose to prominence with his stories starring high school principal-turned-detective Edward “Red” Rooney. Rooney usually found himself pitted against a gang of juvenile delinquents led by the charismatic Ferris Bueller, although as the series progressed, Bueller and his cronies evolved from one-note JD toughs into more nuanced characters. Indeed, by the time “The Day Off” was published, readers’ sympathies (and, one could argue, Hughes’ own as well) were firmly on the side of the teenagers. When the pulp market dried up, Hughes shifted effortlessly to the paperback market. “The Most Popular Author of the Teen-Age Experience!” (as his publisher proclaimed loudly on his book covers) Hughes wrote the classic coming of age novels Sixteen Candles, Pretty In Pink, and his opus, The Breakfast Club.