S. Clay Wilson (1941–2021)

S. Clay Wilson, Zap Comix #3

We are saddened to hear of the passing of revolutionary cartoonist S. Clay Wilson on February 7. Wilson was a pioneer in Underground Comix and was one of the contributors for R. Crumb’s Zap Comix. His work was included in Zap Comix #4 which led to a legal battle against censorship with People v. Kirkpatrick, Criminal Court of NY (1970) and People v. Kirkpatrick, NY State Court of Appeals (1973).

Both The Comics Journal and The New York Times have written thoughtful obituaries for Wilson and his work.