Saturday, March 6, 2010
Williams' Kustom Art
"Robert Williams pursued a career as a fine arts painter years before joining the art studio of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth in the mid-1960's. And in this position as the famous custom car builder's art director, he moved into the rebellious, antiwar circles of early underground comix. In 1968, Williams linked up with the infamous San Francisco group that piloted the flagship of the miscreant cartoon world, Zap Comix. Along with Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton, S. Clay Wilson, Spain Rodriguez, Victor Moscoso and Rick Griffin, Williams learned to function as an artist outside the walls of conventional art."