Clayton: Godfather of Lower East Side Documentary—A Graphic Novel

September 12, 2020
2-4 PM

Clayton Patterson, author Julian Voloj and contributing artist Seanne Catedral will be present at our outside table at Printed Matter / St Marks this Saturday September 12 from 2 - 4pm to sign copies of the new biographical graphic novel anthology about Clayton’s life: Clayton: Godfather of Lower East Side Documentary—A Graphic Novel.

For the first time ever, legendary photographer and videographer Clayton Patterson—who Anthony Bourdain described as the “archivist of all things Lower East Side”—is the subject of a biographical graphic novel anthology by Julian Voloj. Like no other, Clayton has documented the often-overlooked people and cultural contributions of New York’s Lower East Side—sometimes finding himself in perilous situations as a result.

Now, in the tradition of Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor, eighteen artists pay tribute to him in this graphic novel anthology—the first biography of this iconic artist intertwined with a rich history of the Lower East Side over the last thirty years.

With artwork from Miles Anderson, Nancy Calef, Roberto Castro, Seanne Catedral, Maegan Dolan, Esteban Erlich, Ray Felix, Max Hirnbock, Sasha Kimiatek, Jesse Lambert, Summer McClinton, Ben Moody, Natania Nunubiznez, Fabrice Sapolsky, Dov Smiley, and Chris M. Wilson.