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Where demented wented : the art and comics of Rory Hayes

Author: Dan Nadel; Glenn Bray
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books ; [New York, N.Y.] : Distributed in the U.S. by W.W. Norton & Company ; London : Turnaround [distributor], ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 (the latter from the likes of R. Crumb and Bill Griffith), 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Biography
History
Named Person: Rory Hayes; Rory Hayes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Nadel; Glenn Bray
ISBN: 9781560979234 1560979232
OCLC Number: 181140109
Description: 143 pages : illustrations (some color), portrait ; 26 cm
Responsibility: edited by Dan Nadel and Glenn Bray.

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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 (the latter from the likes of R. Crumb and Bill Griffith), 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. This book, the first retrospective of Hayes' career ever published, features the best of his underground comics output alongside paintings, covers, and artifacts rarely seen by human eyes -- as well as astounding, previously unprinted comics from his teenage years and movie posters for his numerous homemade films. The Art and Comix of Rory Hayes also serves as a biography and critique with a memoir of growing up with Rory by his brother, the illustrator Geoffrey Hayes, and a career-spanning essay by Edwin Pouncey (a.k.a. Savage Pencil). Also included is a rare interview with Hayes himself."--Publisher's website.

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