Seattle, WA: Fantagraphics Books, 1997. First Edition. Large square 4to. 283 pp. Illustrations on most pages, mainly in color with titles, sizes & dates. Introduction by Walter Hopps; Prologue by Robert Williams; Edited by Gary G. Groth; Art Direction by marc Arsenault. A fine copy in fine dustjacket. Item #21440
Robert L. Williams, often styled Robt. Williams (born March 2, 1943), is an American painter, cartoonist, and founder of Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine. Williams was one of the group of artists who produced Zap Comix, along with other underground cartoonists, such as Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, and Gilbert Shelton. His mix of California car culture, cinematic apocalypticism, and film noir helped to create a new genre of psychedelic imagery. Williams singlehandedly became the model of the "Outsider" art movement, influencing a generation of artists to create without concern for the fine art world, held in contempt by Williams.