Skip Williamson (1944-2017)
Skip Williamson was one of the architects of the underground comix movement, penning skeptic mirth for more than 50 years. The Chicago Tribune said, "Williamson has a wicked and wordly pen… and his skill as a social commentator is sharp.". Kenneth Baker (Art Critic for the San Francisco Examiner) described Williamson’s art as "dead on as satire and warped cultural memoir". New City called him the "Dean of Chicago Cartoonists" and William Post Ross observed that "Skip Williamson has talent not only as a cartoonist, but also as a social prophet of some newly evolved form.".
It was an honor and a privilege to represent Skip as an artist and know him as a friend. We will miss him.
The Comics Journal has published a fitting tribute to Skip, and they have republished their 1986 interview with him.
NY Times obituary