comic art by Rory Hayes

Rory Hayes was one of the artists in the underground comix scene of America in the early 1970s. A protégé of Robert Crumb, he contributed to various underground comix magazines, such as Arcade, Bijou Funnies, Insect Fear, Snatch, Cunt Comics, Hydrogen Bomb and Skull.

The Wrath of Mazor Storn, in Insect Fear, by Rory Hayes

Fascinated by horror since an early age, he published his own comic 'Bogeyman' in 1968. Hayes made a contribution to the comic book 'Queen of Hairy Flies', to which other underground artists like Spain Rodriguez, Brad W. Foster, Michael Roden, Ed Dorn, S. Clay Wilson, Bill Shut and others also made contributions. The book claimed to be a loose interpretation of an 18th century occultism book.An avid experimenter with drugs, Rory Hayes died in his sleep from an overdose on August 29, 1983, only 34 years old. 

Pen and ink, by Rory Hayes

Bogeyman, by Rory Hayes

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