Retrospective: Rick Griffin

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John Severson, the founder of Surfer magazine, discusses Rick Griffin’s short-lived life, art, and the legacy he left behind. Severson provides a biography of Murphy, Griffin’s psychedelic surfer cartoon character that readers of Surfer Magazine are familiar with.