JOHN WILCOCK COMIC: Mexico Break-up, Leroi Jones, and Gypsy Rose Lee

Introducing a new monthly comic strip on Boing Boing, from Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.


Supplemental material:

Chapters one through three of the JOHN WILCOCK comic.

RealityStudio on Leroi Jones' YUGEN magazine.

VIDEO: Leroi Jones (then as Amiri Baraka) performing his poem "DOPE".



  1. Back in the early 1960s, I was trying to make peace with the cobwebs in my head about what it meant to be an American, I saw a copy of a travel book, “Mexico on 5 Dollars a Day”, I think the 1962 edition. I soon headed to Mexico and lived by that book. I’d never heard of the author John Wilcock but laughed and lived by his recommendations in each town along the long drive to Mexico City. One fond memory is a great restaurant in with a sign in the window- “Do we speak English? On course!”.
    Great story, wonderful graphics. Thanks.

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