Butler is the creator of the weekly alternative political
comic strip "Sidewalk
Bubblegum," co-founder of Claytowne
Productions documentary video production company
and creator of the online PC Technology humor magazine Pctyrant (an oldie but a goodie) .
A darn good illustrator, cartoonist, graphic designer, web
designer, concert photographer and writer, Clay
has been working professionally since 1984.
Address: 4300 Soquel Dr #229, Soquel, CA 95073
Some of Clay's Personal Websites
Your one stop shop
for all your graphic design and web design needs. Illustration,
logo design, cartooning, graphic design, web design by Clay
and Identity services. Package
design, logo, naming and tagline developement.
Political comic cartoon
strip syndicated weekly by Clay Butler. Covering issues about
war, racism, sexism capitalism, authority, work, human rights
and the environment. Xeric Grant Recipient. Comic Books, Press
and Huge Cartoon Archive.
photography photo and pics by Clay Butler. Ani Difranco, Tori
Amos, Alanis Morissette, Pearl Jam, Godsmack, Red Hot Chili
Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, Beck, Dave Matthews Band, Neil
Young and more.
Television and Video
production company specializing in coverage of concerts, plays,
performing arts, lectures and events for small businesses, non
profits and community organizations.
TV television video show covering nonfiction books and author
readings. Politics,Biography, Science, History, Poetry, Sexuality,
Queer and Essay.
winning comedy television video show featuring puppetry,
animation and skit sketch comedy. Created by Bill Goff and Clay
Long before computers
became a viable tool for visual and graphical communications,
Clay Butler was hard at work mastering the basics. Fundamentals
such as anatomy, life drawing, perspective, fontography, color
theory and layout were stressed along with developing a proficiency
with such tools of the trade as ink, pen, pencil, paint and brush.
Along the way Clay also developed an interest and expertise in
photography, writing, animation, Web design and television and
Today, terms such as
"digital" and "CGI" are thrown around and
as if they are an ends to themselves, rather than just a means
to a creative solution. A computer, as well as software programs
such as Photoshop or Illustrator, are fundamentally no different
than a paper and pen. They are ALL tools, and as such have no
intrinsic ability to create anything themselves except in the
hands of an experienced artist. With a solid foundation in the
classic arts supporting his career in digital content creation,
Clay can take your project from a simple thumbnail sketch or idea
to a fully intergrated, fully formed product. This provides his
clients the assurance and peace of mind that no matter what unexpected
changes occur, or which direction and medium their project takes,
Clay will have the experience and skills to see them through and
deliver their project on time and on spec.
punctuality and speed informed with a solid foundation in the
Personal Background Information
and artistic accomplishments include founding a grass roots environmental
organization dedicated to preserving free beach access in California
(Beach Society), running for Mayor of Seaside California, co-founding
the band Abnormal Growth and releasing four self-produced albums,
creating all the illustrations for the first compehensive manuals
on wheelchair use, developing the cartoon mascot for the Interactive
Trails Kiosk for Yosemite National Park, serving on the Boards
of Surfrider Foundation Monterey and Community Television of Santa
Cruz County, producing four award winning weekly television shows
Bill and Clay Show , Book
TV and Streetlight Presents) creating all the artwork for
a nationally distributed line of t-shirts (Totally Screwed) and
producing the artwork for a college themed greeting card line(College
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