Rory Hayes

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Rory Hayes
Born (1949-08-08)August 8, 1949
Died August 29, 1983(1983-08-29) (aged 34)
Nationality American
Area(s) Cartoonist
Notable works
Bijou Funnies

Rory Hayes (August 8, 1949 – August 29, 1983) was an American underground cartoonist in the late 1960s and early 1970s. His comics were drawn in an expressionistic, primitivist style and usually dealt with grim subject matter such as paranoia, violent crime, and drug abuse. He was published in many of the most prominent comics in the underground scene, including Arcade and Bijou Funnies. Hayes died of a drug overdose in 1983.


  • Bogeyman #1–3 (San Francisco Comic Book Company/The Company & Sons, 1969–1970)
  • Cunt Comics #1 (Apex Novelties, 1969)
  • Snatch Comics #2 (6 pages, Apex Novelties, 1969)
  • Snatch Comics #3 (2 pages, Apex Novelties, 1969)
  • Weirdo #12 (9 page story, "Popoff Hayes the Drug Fiend," Last Gasp, 1993.)
  • Where Demented Wented: The Art and Comics of Rory Hayes (Fantagraphics, 2008)

External links[edit]

  • Hayes bio at Lambiek's Comiclopedia, including some examples of his work