Whitewater Tales of Terror

Whitewater Tales of Terror


William Nealy Special Commemorative Collection Edition

Author Bio:

William “Not Bill” Nealy was a wild, gentle, brilliant artist and creator turned cult hero who wrote 10 books for Menasha Ridge Press from 1982 to 2000. William shared his hard-won “crash-and-learn” experiences through humorous hand-drawn cartoons and illustrated river maps that enabled generations to follow in his footsteps. His subjects included paddling, mountain biking, skiing, and inline skating. His hand-drawn, poster-size river maps of the Nantahala, Ocoee, Chattooga, Gauley, Youghiogheny, and several other rivers are still sought after and in use today.

Laugh out loud with this hilarious look at the trials and tribulations of paddling, as seen through the eyes of renowned cartoonist William Nealy.

A celebrated author and cartoonist, William Nealy gained cult-hero status in the outdoor-sports community by blending his passion for the outdoors with his unique style of caricatures. He had a knack for learning—not by doing but by crashing and burning! The works of this American treasure were almost lost forever, but Menasha Ridge Press is proud to help bring back William’s irreverent illustrations.

A follow-up to William’s best-selling Kayaks to Hell, Whitewater Tales of Terror is an outrageous collection of cartoons, featuring epic adventures, unusual new outdoor products, whitewater songs, and unsolicited advice. This is William at his finest, turning the sport of whitewater paddling inside out and demonstrating in the process the insight and humor that made him one of America’s most acclaimed sports satirists.

Topics include:

  • Campsites
  • Colorful river expressions
  • Paddling manners
  • Kayak shopping
  • Much, much more!

William’s zany illustrations have been bound and bandaged together in a monumental new collection of books that include cartoons long out of print. Whitewater Tales of Terror is a wonderful part of The William Nealy Collection, ideal for anyone who loves to laugh and enjoys the great outdoors.

Additional information

Dimensions 8.25 × 10.88 in

William Nealy



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The William Nealy Collection


Menasha Ridge Press

Publication Date

May 23, 2023


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