Skip Williamson's parents didn't allow him to own comic books. Luckily they were unable to stop him from reading them, which had the agreeable side-effect that Williamson had to go and get his comix underground. He liked the underground comix scene so much that he never really left it. When he discovered Harvey Kurtzman, he decided to start making satire.
His first published work came out in 'Help - the magazine for tired minds'. Subsequently, he started doing humorous pieces for various magazines, like 'The Realist', 'The Idiot', and 'Aardvark'. Then he went to Chicago to help Jay Lynch publish the Chicago Mirror, which started out as a magazine, but as the hippie generation proved to be too drugged to get the jokes was changed into a comic book. Ever since then, Skip has been making comix and paintings.