"These days the whole world seems like a RAW novel to a lot of us, and I’m especially grateful to have had the benefit of some formal training." – Bobby Campbell
The Illustrated Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson
by Bobby Campbell
Bobby Campbell not only flew across the country to attend RAW DAY, he brought with him a box of newly printed full color copies of his RAW ART: The Illustrated Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson
. An amazing spirit of amor, hilaritas and beneficentia (generosity)
filled the day, and Bobby certainly had all three, giving away copies of RAW ART while joyfully trading RAW stories with fellow psychonauts.
Bobby had printed up the box of RAW ART himself, just to give away at RAW DAY. After spending less than a minute looking through the book, it was not a hard decision to ask Bobby to become the first non-Bob author to be published by Hilaritas Press. We did have an informal policy that we would not publish any new authors until we had republished all 19 of our planned RAW reissues, but Bobby having a finished book that would fit so nicely on a shelf with our RAW publications just seemed like too sweet of a coincidance.
Hilaritas Press proudly announces the release of Bobby Campbell's
We asked Bobby if he would write our next blog post at AMOR ET HILARITAS
, and when I read the mind-bending tale he sent, I kind of wished we had published it as an appendix in RAW ART. Here's the beginning of the tale. Click the Read More
link to read the rest!
Greetings & Salutations, RAW ILLUMINATI!
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 Estate, on the Hilaritas Press label, in the same catalog as such immortal classics as Cosmic Trigger and Prometheus Rising! :)))
This is a very specific dream come true and I’d like to express my infinite love & gratitude to Christina Pearson, Richard Rasa, Eric Wagner, Toby Philpott, Tom Jackson, Mike Johnson, Mike Gathers, Prop Anon, Steve Fly, and Mr. Wilson himself, for all their help and support in the development of my RAW Art through the years. I’d also like to thank Daisy Eris Campbell, John Higgs, Greg Wilson, and Alan Moore for the rising cosmic tide they created, which has raised so many of our boats, surf’s up!
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 . . .
Meanwhile, at Hilaritas Press, we have been finishing up some special enhancements to RAW's Coincidance. The new edition should be out very soon! And if you haven't already, do go over and check out the new RAW DAY Videos!
As always, lots of love and lasagna to you all!
Rasa with Christina and Olga