Tim Wallace is a presumably American graphic artist who created a 1974 black light poster titled 'Ka-Blam!', which was distributed by Pro Arts, Inc., of Medina, Ohio. 'Ka-Blam!' depicts a moustached hippie experiencing the mind-bending effects of marihuana. Here it is exaggarated to the point that his head literally explodes. A copy of 'Ka-Blam!' can be seen in the shop window of the Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum at the Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148 in Amsterdam.

Virtually nothing is known about this artist, though his style is very reminscent of underground comix artist Gilbert Shelton. He may also have been inspired by Robert Crumb's iconic drawing (and later poster) 'Stoned Ag(a)in' (1971), which depicts a stoned man whose head melts.

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