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The World of S. Clay Wilson
A wild man of the Underground Comix scene has passed away. S. Clay Wilson actually died in February, but I just found out.
Wilson was infamous for incredibly elaborate and twisted drawings. He will be missed.
Back in the maximum-outrage years of underground comix in the 1970s, S. Clay Wilson was known for the Checkered Demon, a short and stubby antihero who wore checkered pants as he busted the heads of bikers, pirates and lowlifes, to the delight of readers of Zap, Yellow Dog, Arcade and other anthologies.
A uniquely San Francisco character and brilliant illustrator, Wilson had a long career using Dicks Bar in the Castro as his mailing address, message center and appointment place. Wilson outlasted Dicks, and he outlasted underground comix before finally dying, on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 7, at his home on 16th Street, half a block from the Dicks location.
Read the full article here: DATEBOOK – S. Clay Wilson, Ingenious Underground Comix Artist, Dies at 79
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