Monday, November 10, 2008

S. Clay Wilson

S. Clay Wilson is unconscious and in intensive care at San Francisco General Hospital this week after suffering a severe brain injury last weekend. S. Clay's girlfriend Lorraine confirmed rumors that were circulating at Wordstock this weekend after fellow underground artist Spain Rodriguez announced that his long-time pal was not doing well. For any sad saps that don't already know, S. Clay Wilson is the undisputed Godfather of underground comix and the guy who single-handedly "liberated" Robert Crumb from the fetters of etiquette and lame self-censorship. Many of you will recognize his art from the cover of The Accused LP More Fun Than An Open Casket Funeral. S. Clay Wilson is also a tough bastard so we're all hoping he's just too stubborn to die. Any artist who has ever drawn a zombie, a demon, a pirate, or a perverse sexual act (and that's pretty much every slob reading this) owes a staggering debt to the subversive genius of S. Clay Wilson. Send your thoughts to the man this week. We're in your corner, S. Clay! Get well soon...

S. Clay Wilson at the APE Expo in San Francisco last weekend just hours before he was hospitalized. Photo courtesy Jim Blanchard.

3 comments:

Bruce said...

Terribly sorry and sad to hear this.

Rebecca said...

I hope he pulls through. Wilson is a genius and a dear friend forever. I'm sending good thoughts and hopes for the best and a miracle to him and his wonderful partner Lorraine.

Zena said...

I go back as a friend of Steve's as far in the past as kansas. I just got the news via friends in the bay area and found this blog. He is a tough guy and I wish him the best. I will keep checking up on his condition and leave New York and visit him as soon as he can take visitors, My regards and best wishes to Lorraine.
Irv Tepper