The Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery will feature an installation honoring the late underground cartoonist S. Clay Wilson from April 10 to June 9.
Re/Read in a recurring column by Fantagraphics Bookstore curator Larry Reid that examines backlist titles you may have missed or are worthy of another read. This week we’ll look at The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson, an ambitious 3-volume set by Patrick Rosenkranz. Comix historian Rosenkranz chronicles the life of legendary underground cartoonist/provocateur S. Clay Wilson in Pirates in the Heartland, Demons and Angels, and Belgian Lace from Hell. These books document his early years as an outlaw artist in the Midwest to his move to San Francisco where he became a founding member of the Zap Comix collective….
Our friend Marc Maron is in the news this week after his provocative WTF podcast with Barack Obama. (Note the copy of Zap #1 on the bulletin board above the President’s head.) Check out Maron’s equally entertaining interview with Peter Bagge conducted at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery for an early WTF podcast in 2010. It’s nice to see subversive artists advancing America’s agenda.