Underground Comix Legend S. Clay Wilson Needs Help

S. Clay Wilson's Checkered Demon

Underground Cartooning Great and Zap Comics contributor S. Clay Wilson (renowned for such creations as The Checkered Demon and Captain Pissgums and His Pervert Pirates) suffered a traumatic brain injury a couple years ago (the details of which you can read here). He is severely brain damaged and can no longer draw. Being an underground cartoonist, he obviously has no retirement plan. He recently underwent surgery to help with a build up of spinal fluid in his brain. Few cartoonists have blown so many minds or melted so many eyeballs. It is a testament to the power of his work that things he created 40 years ago remain some of the most wildly offensive art ever created to this day… and some of the funniest and most outrageous comics ever created. He could really use help… go here to donate to his trust.

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  1. Maxeem March 27th, 2012 7:01 pm

    I just donated a dollar to the fund and I got back the single rudest response to free money that I have ever received from a beggar or a crook. I suggest sending positive thoughts/prayer rather than money that will apparently just be spit in your face. Wow, what an experience that was.

  2. Maxeem March 27th, 2012 7:04 pm

    Donate something higher or nothing at all, I guess. They are apparently very desperate.

  3. Maxeem March 27th, 2012 7:11 pm

    I am reticent to pass on this message because of its negativity, but here is what I got back (it’s from Lorraine, his new wife) :

    Folks,
    I looked at your website, and saw how many are in your group. I hope your $1 donation was not a cynical exercise in self-promotion at Wilson’s expense. While I usually write a sincere thank you note to every person who donates even $5, telling them that “every penny counts, I assure you”, I am choking on such words with this one. Thank you for your donation. Forgive me if I’m wrong. He is presently in the hospital, following brain surgery last Friday. He was doing well until Sunday, but something has been going wrong since Monday and I am sick with worry. Forgive me if my sense of humor has been temporarily suspended in your case.
    Regards,
    Lorraine

    I think perhaps she thought I was representative of the entire group? And then what does she mean about “self-promotion”? I thought the donations were anonymous.

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