Daniel Johnston

Cult musician Daniel Johnston is as prolific as he is sincere; The singer-songwriter has spent the last 20 years tirelessly writing and recording his own brand of heartstring-tugging songs about love lost and life's unending parade of anguish and joy. The anti-folk hero who gained widespread popularity in the early 90's has been touted by musicians like Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo, and most famously by Kurt Cobain, who often wore a Daniel Johnston t-shirt featuring a drawing by the artist himself. Johnston is also a devoted illustrator whose work has been shown in galleries worldwide. All of his work reflects his own lifelong struggle with manic depression, but it also speaks to anyone who has experienced a poignant pain.