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The controversial cartoonist Rory Hayes was a self-taught dynamo of the underground comics revolution. Attracting equal parts derision and praise, Hayes emerged as comics’ great primitive, drawing horror comics in a genuinely horrifying and hallucinatory manner (some have called him the Fletcher Hanks of the underground). He has influenced a generation of cartoonists, from RAW to Fort Thunder and back again. Hayes died of a drug overdose in 1983.
"Rory Hayes was the real thing; a genuine ‘outsider’ artist. His work retains its raw, primitive power to this day, teetering precariously between chaos and control, madness and oddly endearing teddy bears." – Bill Griffith
"A great American primitive." – R. Crumb
Rory Hayes The underground's most notorious modern primitive finally gets his due. This book, the first retrospective of Hayes’ career, features the best of his underground comics, plus paintings, covers, and artifacts rarely seen by human eyes. Product Details...