Clay Geerdes was a photographer, journalist, publisher, and an artist in underground comics. The influence of his work is still around today. This web site showcases the majority of Clay's photography, newsletters, mini-comix, and biographical information of his life.
The Biography area will feature a detailed listing of Clay's life events, personal photos, and audio/video clips. Some of the photos will include childhood pictures, Navy military tour, and assorted pictures of family and friends. The audio clips are mostly from the 1970s-1980s, while the videos originate during the 1990s.
The Newsletters category has all of the Comix World / Comix Wave issues listed and arranged by year and title. Every issue has been reproduced in its entirety along with the date and issue number. Each issue was printed from a variety of colors, but only one color will be represented in this listing.
All of the mini-comix published under Comix World or Comix Wave will be included in this category. They are searchable by title or year of the book. Every known color of each book will be represented here along with other pertinent information.
The Article section will list any article written by Clay that was published by magazines, newsletters, and newspapers. The main Photography section lists Clay's work with subjects such as the early comic conventions in the 1970s, people in the comic book industry, and many other miscellaneous themes.
The Anderson Valley Advertiser section lists all of the articles published by Clay in the newspaper Anderson Valley Advertiser from 1995-1997. The full articles are revealed in text format for everyone to read. The full articles Clay did not submit for publication are now released.
The Clay Geerdes Archives
February 8 - May 21, 2017 Check out the Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia exhibition at the UC Berkeley Art Museum & Film Archive. Clay Geerdes photography is a part of the show.
Gallery photography above by David Miller
Last update: January 14, 2017
Highlights in this update:
-PDF copies of Comix World are available.
-Additions to the Articles section.
-Additions to the Photography section (Clay Geerdes Archives).
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