Clayton Patterson Gets the Graphic Novel Treatment
Prolific Lower East Side documentarian, Clayton Patterson, is getting his own biography. An illustrated one, at that.
The colorful homage is curated by Julian Voloj, and features the work of eighteen artists paying tribute to Patterson’s life and works in graphic novel form. The anthology is aptly titled, Clayton: Godfather of Lower East Side Documentary.
Created in the tradition of Harvey Pekar’s (ornery) American Splendor, the biography highlights the rich and diverse, though often tumultuous history of the Lower East Side over the past three decades, seen through the lens of Patterson.
Included in the pages are panels designed by: Miles Anderson, Nancy Calef, Roberto Castro, Seanne Catedral, Maegan Dolan, Estaban Erlich, Ray Felix, Max Himbock, Sasha Kimiatek, Jesse Lambert, Summer McClinton, Ben Moody, Natania Nunubiznez, Fabrice Sapolsky, Dov Smiley, and Chris M. Wilson.
Clayton: Godfather of Lower East Side Documentary is available now.