S. Clay Wilson Hospitalized

Legendary underground cartoonist S. Clay Wilson was found lying unconscious on a San Francisco street, possibly the victim of a hit-and-run or a mugging. He is in serious condition (but improving) at San Francisco General Hospital, but will not be able to pay his medical bills. Jeff Weinberg of Water Row Books (which has supported his work for decades) sends this note:

“I have started to ask my customers to help S. Clay Wilson by donating whatever small amount they can to help him out this holiday season. As a self-employed artist, he’s screwed. Every little bit can help. All gifts will be designated on a card I’ll send Wilson with every angel’s name and address.

Please make check out to ‘S. Clay Wilson’ and mail it to Water Row Books, PO Box 438 Sudbury MA 01776″

(More from Comics Reporter)

8 Responses

  1. Thanks for posting this,
    Thanks for posting this, Levi. It’s bad news about S. Clay Wilson’s current condition. I just got an update that he is doing a little bit better. I was told that he is off the life-support and is making his way towards a recovery from what seems to have been a hit and run or a mugging.

    I am grateful to Jeffrey at Water Row Books for managing this fund and I will certainly contribute what I can to help out S. Clay Wilson.

    Thanks, again.

  2. I just finished reading “The
    I just finished reading “The Last of the Mocassins” by Charles Plymell. Plymell, while living in San Francisco, was publishing R. Crumb’s work. Wilson hooked up with Plymell, and thus Crumb, and started contributing to Zap Comix. My favorite characters of his were Captain Pissgums and his Pervert pirates. He produced a sylized violence years before Quentin Tarrantino.

  3. Sorry to hear this. My check
    Sorry to hear this. My check goes in the mail Monday. In case anyone is wondering about legitimacy, I’ve known Jeff Weinberg for decades and he is one of the good guys – 100% of donations will go directly to help Clay.

  4. I’ve followed this man’s work
    I’ve followed this man’s work for years and admire the balls it takes to produce such controversial work in an anal-retentive society such as ours.I hope you’re doing well and have a swift recovery.

  5. This is a bit late, as I just
    This is a bit late, as I just looked up S. Clay Wilson and learned of the tragedy he suffered. Is he recovered now? If so, is he still renderig his classic images? I wish him my best, as he is a true iconic American artist and satirist.
    Sincerely, Jersey C. Shore, Author

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