Belgian Lace from Hell

Belgian Lace from Hell

BELGIAN LACE FROM HELL IS THE EPIC CONCLUSION OF A THREE-PART RETROSPECTIVE OF THE controversial art of S. Clay Wilson—whose life and career spiraled out of control in 2008. This final volume collects the cartoonist's work from Zap ...

Author: Patrick Rosenkranz

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781606999998

Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page: 232

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This book includes all of the cartoonist's work from Zap Comix #12 through #15; stories published in the horror anthology Taboo; the three appearances of his outrageous, race-bending character Meadows from Weirdo; illustrations for Grimm and Andersen fairy tales; as well as book jackets and album covers. Plus, dozens of privately commissioned paintings, including the Seven Deadly Sins (Just Say Yes!) and inner landscapes peopled with pirates, ogres, leprechauns, Cyclops, the Baby Jesus, and his favorites players, Captain Pissgums, Star-Eyed Stella, and the Checkered Demon. It also includes an even score of remarkably rendered paintings, both unpublished and virtually unseen, that he created between the 2006 publication of The Art of S. Clay Wilson and The Night the Lights Went Out in 2008, when Wilson’s career spiraled out of control.
Categories: Caricatures and cartoons

Dirty Pictures

Dirty Pictures

This page Quoted in Patrick Rosenkrantz, Belgian Lace from Hell: The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson Volume 3 (Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, 2017), 228. This page John Gary Brown, “Introduction” in Patrick Rosenkrantz, Pirates in the ...

Author: Brian Doherty

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781647001100

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 448

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A COMPLETE NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WORLD OF UNDERGROUND COMIX In the 1950s, comics meant POW! BAM! superheroes, family-friendly gags, and Sunday funnies, but in the 1960s, inspired by these strips and the satire of MAD magazine, a new generation of creators set out to subvert the medium, and with it, American culture. Their “comix,” spelled that way to distinguish the work from their dime-store contemporaries, presented tales of taboo sex, casual drug use, and a transgressive view of society. Embraced by hippies and legions of future creatives, this subgenre of comic books and strips was printed on out-of-date machinery, published in zines and underground newspapers, and distributed in head shops, in porno stores, and on street corners. Comix often ran afoul of the law, but that would not stop them from casting cultural ripples for decades to come, eventually moving the entire comics form beyond the gutter and into fine-art galleries. Author Brian Doherty weaves together the stories of R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Trina Robbins, Spain Rodriguez, Harvey Pekar, and Howard Cruse, among many others, detailing the complete narrative history of this movement that came to define “cool.” Via dozens of new interviews and archival research, Doherty chronicles the scenes that sprang up around the country in the 1960s and ’70s and the rivalries, ideological battles, and conflicts that flourished. Beginning with the artists’ origin stories and following them through successes, including Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize winning Maus and the feminist collective Wimmen’s Comix, and through strife, from S. Clay Wilson’s spiral into alcoholism to Disney’s war on the Air Pirates comix collective to Crumb’s uneasy relationship with success as social mores turned against his often-shocking use of sexual and racial imagery, and concluding with an examination of these creators’ legacies, Dirty Pictures is the essential exploration of a truly American art form that recontextualized the way people thought about war, race, sex, gender, and expression.
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Demons and Angels

Demons and Angels

Wilson's story continues in Belgian Lace From Hell: The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson Volume Three. J LEFT: Bill Carlson and Wilson decorate Easter eggs in San Francisco, 1985. BELOW: Wilson appears pleased ...

Author: Patrick Rosenkranz

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781606998441

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

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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 ― the prolific headliner of a series of comic titles that followed his 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 fromCocaine 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, Maggot-Zine, andWeird Smut are also included, as well as many never published privately commissioned watercolors and paintings produced for his discriminating art collectors.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Comics Journal Library

The Comics Journal Library

(Zap #14 cover) It's like Belgian lace from hell. People want the whole spectrum. The counterpoint to Moscoso is my dense pack. I think that's what makes Zap interesting. Each guy is into his own style and story rather than ...

Author: Gary Groth

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781606997888

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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The definitive Comics Journal interviews with the cartoonists behind Zap Comix, featuring: Supreme 1960s counterculture/underground artist Robert Crumb on how acid unleashed a flood of Zap characters from his unconscious; Marxist brawler Spain Rodriguez on how he made the transition from the Road Vultures biker gang to the exclusive Zap cartoonists’ club; Yale alumnus Victor Moscoso and Christian surfer Rick Griffin on how their poster-art psychedelia formed the backdrop of the 1960s San Francisco music scene; Savage Id-choreographer S. Clay Wilson on how his dreams insist on being drawn; Painter and Juxtapoz-founder Robert Williams on how Zap #4 led to 150 news-dealer arrests; Fabulous, Furry, Freaky Gilbert Shelton on the importance of research; Church of the Subgenius founder Paul Mavrides on getting a contact high during the notorious Zap jam sessions; and much more. In these career-spanning interviews, the Zap contributors open up about how they came to create a seminal, living work of art.
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The Art of S Clay Wilson

The Art of S  Clay Wilson

The long-awaited career retrospective of the godfather of underground comix, The Art of S. Clay Wilson follows the artist from his transformative discovery of comic books more than fifty years ago to the grungy streets of Haight-Ashbury, ...

Author: S. Clay Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1580087531

Category: Art

Page: 154

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THE ART OF S. CLAY WILSON is the long-awaited career retrospective of the most extreme of the Zap cartoonists of the late 1960s. A self-described ""graphic agoraphobe,"" Wilson draws manically dense scenes of lurid mayhem that rank among the seminal works of underground, counterculture American art. It's all here, from the classic chronicles of the Checkered Demon to salacious stories about the pirates, prostitutes, and poets that inhabit Wilson's divinely depraved world.The definitive collection of the art of legendary Zap comic artist S. Clay Wilson.Features 200 full-color images, including new work and previously unpublished prints commissioned for private collections.Introduction by R. Crumb touts Wilson's role as one of the originators of underground comix."Wilson was the strongest, most original artist of my generation that I had yet met. . . . There was something very familiar about the drawings, yet something entirely new, never before seen! It looked like folk art, like old-time tattoos, like some high school hotrodder's notebook drawings. They were rough, crazy, coarse, deeply American."-from R. Crumb's introductionReviews"To hell with Capt. Jack Sparrow, when are they going to make a movie about Cap'n Pissgums and his Pervert Pirates?. . . Even the least of the prints throb with diabolical energy and are ornamented by the kind of hardboiled captions you wish could be turned into movie dialogue."-San Jose Metro". . . rather rude (but very welcome). . . it's mesmerizing work, and hugely influential as well."-PW Daily
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My Life in Clothes

My Life in Clothes

“French design, Belgian lace,” his closing argument. “Who the hell is going to pay that?” Sportswear heard the shriek. Marguerite pounded the carpet and stomped through the wall of double glass doors. “Who?” She interrogated the parking ...

Author: Summer Brenner

Publisher: Red Hen Press

ISBN: 9781597094399

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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Vivid stories of clothing—stylish, sensible, sentimental—and the people inside them. Despite my mother’s efforts to tame me, I resisted, holding onto my creature nature until the day she informed me I would no longer be running naked in the yard or showering with my dad. It took a few scoldings before I was transformed from colt to show-pony: a proper reflection of whichever laundered, starched, pressed, brushed, straightened, zippered, tied, and buttoned garment was placed upon me… These stories explore the charm, tyranny, and preoccupation of clothes, on and off, bought, made, or found, fashion or function, projection or expression, body and soul turned inside out. From the serge dresses a Jewish grandmother wore long ago as a young secretary, to a shopping trip in London at the mecca known as Harrods, this collection captures the memories and the meanings attached to the many things we wear, and the occasional mismatch between our wardrobes and our inner worlds. “Summer Brenner's wonderful vignettes magically led me back to my own memories, an entire era colored by the clothes I too wore: a ruffle on a vintage blouse, a cuff on a cowboy shirt, a red dress I designed for an actress, green cowboy boots with pink roses, a hat here, a bracelet there. These stories transported me. I urge other readers to join me on the same luxurious journey.” —Jacqueline West, Oscar-nominated fashion and costume designer
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Bobbins of Belgium

Bobbins of Belgium

and a. kind of hell stitch (sketch g.),at1d lastly the famous extremely transparent point (is gaze, or gauze stitch (sketch h), which constitutes the mesh of the mpuler Brussels lace. All the surfaces having been cover&, the lace is ...

Author: Charlotte Kellogg

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785876616883

Category: History

Page: 314

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Categories: History

Rebel Visions

Rebel Visions

“The 'dense packs' operate on a real weird visual level, looking like 'Belgian lace from hell,' or a 'Chinese toy store window' or something. Everything going on. So it has this kind of patterned, filigreed, psychedelic, ...

Author: Patrick Rosenkranz

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781560974642

Category: Art

Page: 292

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A provocative chronicle of the guerilla art movement that changed comics forever, this comprehensive book follows the movements of 50 artists from 1967 to 1972, the heyday of the underground comix movement. With the cooperation of every significant underground cartoonist of the period, including R. Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, Bill Griffith, Art Spiegelman, Jack Jackson, S. Clay Wilson, Robert Williams and many more, the book is illustrated with many neve-before-seen drawings and exclusive photos.
Categories: Art

The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News

PRIZE MEDAL . covers Brahe hell Brothers , and leber , France , white and coloured Frizupilhon , I reace , for dye of merinos exhibited by Paturle ... skein - dyed silk purposes Polak , F. Mlle , Belgium , black lace flouncings , & c .

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