By Paul Buhle, Jay Kinney, Gilbert Shelton
Radical America, a journal affiliated with Students for a Democratic Society published a memorable "underground comix" edition in 1969. Its principal artist and editor, Gilbert Shelton, whose Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers would be enjoyed in many editions across the world, brought to the project his Texas pals Frank Stack and Jack Jaxon. Also on hand, among others, were Chicago comics innovators Jay Lynch and Skip Williamson. Together, these and other contributors issued a veritable artistic manifesto: a new vernacular art had arrived! A half century after its original appearance, Radical America Komiks retains its rebellious spirit and its rollicking humor.