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San Juan Horseshoe

The San Juan Horseshoe is a humor newspaper published in Western Colorado since 1977 by editor and friend Kevin Haley. Their long-running relationship began during the first issues of the paper, when Kevin asked Steve to buy an ad. His reply was a snicker, a comment about starving artists and that it looked like the paper needed a good artist. Soon, they shared studio space in Montrose, CO for several years and have been working together ever since.

The paper is now available online only at

Looking back at Steve’s cover illustrations for the Horseshoe can take you on a crazy journey through local and world historical moments and twisted ideas from the minds of Johannsen and Haley…with a wink and a smile! The following are cover illustrations from 1977 to present day.

Steve Johannsen Merchandise