I am entirely delighted and completely flabbergasted to have the opportunity to present RAW ART: The Illustrated Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson, a collection of my RAW based comix and art, published by the RAW Trust, on the Hilaritas Press label, in the same catalog as such immortal classics as Cosmic Trigger and Prometheus Rising! :))) . . . For the benefit of those who might have no clue as to who I am, or what any of this is about, I should like to offer this brief history of my RAW origins . . .
An enthusiastic gathering of RAW fans and friends Found the Others at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz on July 23rd, 2017. I’m sure there were many meaningful encounters during the day, but the meeting of the “daughters” gave me a deep smile. Bob’s daughter Christina Pearson met Daisy Eris Campbell, writer/director of Cosmic Trigger The Play, and daughter of Ken Campbell, producer of Illuminatus! (the play).
How do you recite a graph? How do you describe an illustration? Above all, how do you capture for so many paragraphs that deep, rolling, barely modulating tone that Wilson had, which carried his bright intelligence so clearly to so many?
In the Robert Anton Wilson Memorabilia Auction, Christina recently sold Bob’s purple pooka to a RAW fan in Ireland. She noted in the eBay description that she didn’t know where the guy came from, only that Bob loved to have him around. I not only knew where the guy came from, but I had a short video of Bob first meeting the purple pooka.
Eric Wagner interviews Robert Anton Wilson about the Guns and Dope Party and Bob’s run for Governor of California in the 2003 special mid-term election — first published in Eric’s book An Insider’s Guide to Robert Anton Wilson, and digitally transmitted here with his enthusiastic permission.
For ten years now, I have had a couple hundred items or so packed away from my dad’s house when he died. I am putting out the word to all RAW fans that I have decided to create a final auction for RAW Memorabilia on Ebay, and it is now live!
We recently received a demand letter from New Falcon Publications, previous publisher of many of Bob’s books, to cease printing and selling Robert Anton Wilson’s Prometheus Rising!
Hilaritas Press News
- Robert Anton Wilson at the Brain Machine SymposiumSeptember 29, 2022 - 8:49 pm
- A story from when Abortion was illegal and deadlyJune 7, 2022 - 6:25 pm
- We don’t need no stinkin’ Transcendental Masturbation!June 24, 2021 - 12:22 am
- How can we see animals in terms of the Eight Circuits Model of Consciousness?July 22, 2020 - 7:33 pm
- A Search for Weirdness – Andrew Bishop’s Introduction to V. Vale’s Interview of Robert Anton WilsonAugust 17, 2019 - 12:41 am
- My World Turned Upside DownJuly 9, 2018 - 11:30 pm
- Zapped by the God of Absurdity: an excerpt from Paul Krassner’s new book!June 1, 2018 - 3:36 am
- RAW ARTDecember 11, 2017 - 11:52 pm
- RAW DAY 2017 – notes and photosJuly 31, 2017 - 9:23 pm
- The story behind the Cosmic Trigger Audio BookMay 4, 2017 - 6:47 pm
- RAW’s Purple Pooka – visiting with Bob in the hospital – 2005March 29, 2017 - 2:08 am
- Anna Livia Get Your Gun: 23 Questions for California’s Next GovernorFebruary 26, 2017 - 3:45 am
- The Final Robert Anton Wilson Memorabilia Auction!January 22, 2017 - 3:06 am
- Ironic Revenge Attack against the RAW legacy!October 18, 2016 - 8:36 pm
- RAW Auction 2016!September 3, 2016 - 2:54 am
- An Afternoon with RAW – 2002July 22, 2016 - 5:01 am
- Interacting, processing – the Maybe Logic AcademyMarch 24, 2016 - 6:40 am
- Keep the Lasagna Flying by Paul KrassnerJanuary 23, 2016 - 4:20 am