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Demons & Angels Mythology Of S Clay Wilson Vol 2 HC

S Clay Wilson
S Clay Wilson
As the Age of Aquarius morphed into Discomania and Reaganomics, pioneering underground cartoonist S. Clay Wilson discovered a new generation of punks and misfits in America and abroad who appreciated his point of view. He found new outlets for his artwork in outré galleries and fringe publications, and continued to contribute to the surviving remnants of the underground, including the never-say-die classic anthology, Zap Comix. He made two tours of Europe, collaborated with William Burroughs and Ken Kesey, appeared on MTV, and had several highly acclaimed exhibitions in Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York. The Checkered Demon became ascendant among his creations—and the prolific headliner of a series of comic titles that followed his fucking and fighting adventures around the earth and across the galaxies.
 
This is the second of a three-volume series reprinting his best comics and chronicling his life in a series of prose chapters. Demons and Angels features his two solo comics, 2 and 22, strips from Cocaine Comix, Knockabout, Weird Smut, and all his stories from Zap Comix #6-11. Strips in obscure mags like Jump Start, Mondo Montana, Deadbeat, Too Fun Too Huge, Boiled Owl, and Maggot-Zine are also included, as well as many never published privately commissioned watercolours and paintings produced for his discriminating art collectors.
 
"Wilson was the strongest, most original artist of my generation." – R. Crumb
 
"Outrage just isn't enough, folks, so don't give me any more of that catharsis con. Outrageous is only a byproduct. Sometimes a work is so charged with our calculated aversion it's hard to tell if the artist had any more in mind. To facilitate judgment, then, the best bet is a momentary moratorium on all judgment; if this is successful, the human being on the other end of the work will usually shine through unencumbered. S. Clay Wilson, perhaps the most outrageous of the novo cartoonists, comes through to me as very human." – Ken Kesey, from The Last Supplement to the Whole Earth Catalog, March 1971.
 
Fantagraphics, hardback, 232 pages, published June 2015 
 

GY5225

8" x 11.25"

Fantagraphics

Hardback

Mythology of S Clay Wilson

APR151505 TURN 9781606998441

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