Magazine debuts one year after Thompson’s suicide |

Magazine debuts one year after Thompson’s suicide

The Associated Press
A rarely seen photograph of Hunter S. Thompson is now posted at in commemoration of the first anniversary of his death. (© Anita Thompson)

ASPEN ” The first issue of The Woody Creeker, a magazine co-edited by Hunter S. Thompson’s widow, Anita, debuts today on the anniversary of the gonzo journalist’s death.

The magazine will be available first to people in Woody Creek, where he lived, and will go out to subscribers later this week, Anita said Sunday.

Hunter S. Thompson shot himself in his home Feb. 20, 2005, following health problems. In August, friends and family held an elaborate private memorial service at his farm. His ashes where shot out of a 15-story cannon in the shape of a two-thumbed fist holding a peyote button.

On Sunday, Anita made public a rarely seen photograph of her husband at his website, She has said she was offering the photo as a free download to fans who had asked her about marking the anniversary of her husband’s death.

“Thank you so much for your letters, cards, and e-mails this past year,” she said in a note posted Sunday on the site. “I read them and I cherish them. I hope I can repay the favor over the next few years by making more of Hunter’s work and life available to you.”