Surely some of the weirdest underground comix were produced by S. Clay Wilson.
Now there's a great new compilation of his work, with more volumes to come. Add it to your Xmas List now.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the famous Jack Chick and his pamphlets.
"Numbers are very unpredictable....Let's use a little bit of reality..."
Uh, yeah, right, um, just remembered, I left the cat boiling back home--gotta run!
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Thanks to WU-vie Mark De Novellis, we learn of a new UK exhibition devoted to the work of outsider artist Madge Gill. If you image-google her name, you get tons of examples, such as you see above.
A nice visit if you're in the UK over the next several months.
Exhibition home page.
From the Wikipedia entry
After recovering from her illness, she took a sudden and passionate interest in drawing, creating thousands of mediumistic works over the following 40 years, most done with ink in black and white. The works came in all sizes, from postcard-sized to huge sheets of fabric, some over 30 feet (9.1 m) long. She claimed to be guided by a spirit she called "Myrninerest" (my inner rest) and often signed her works in this name.
One of the weirdest writers in history was Harry Stephen Keeler.
His sentences were as eccentric as his plots. Viz:
"I know how to get to the inside of a chilled-steel receptacle with no more noise than a cockroach, drunk after emerging from an uncorked gin-bottle in a garbage can, would make as he sneaked back to Mrs. C., waiting up to biff him on the beezer for leaving her to mind the youngsters while he went skyhooting. "
That gem comes from When Thief Meets Thief
You may read the first chapter here.
Or listen to it below.
Or buy the book here.
For subsequent chapters, visit here.
To accompany yesterday's poems by the mentally ill, here you will find
many drawings by Russian psychiatric patients.