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.

By Persoff and 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".

Published 7:12 am Fri, Jan 4, 2013

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From the comic book biography of John Wilcock, by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall. See previous installments here and here.)

Ethan Persoff (Twitter) is a cartoonist, based in Austin TX. His other comic project is Radio Wire.

Scott Marshall (Facebook) is an illustrator, sound artist, and art director, based in New York City. Previous projects include audio work for Woody Allen (Small Time Crooks), and two scores for full-length dance pieces by choreographer Lar Lubovitch (Men's Stories, The Black Rose).

NEWS: John Wilcock recently celebrated his 88th birthday. He welcomes your email.

4 Responses to “JOHN WILCOCK COMIC: Mexico Break-up, Leroi Jones, and Gypsy Rose Lee”

  1. Darron Moore says:

    This is refreshing…what an obscure and interesting subject. 

  2. This is relevant to my interests.  Proceed!

  3. mikei says:

    This is fantastic, thanks for sharing.

  4. roberto95959 says:

    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.