A visit through George Whitman's Paris bookstore on the eve of Marilyn Monroe's death. A comic by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.
From an ongoing comic book biography of underground publisher John Wilcock.
View previous installments of the John Wilcock comic here and here.
Crime Library on THE DEATH OF MARILYN MONROE — Including these many Theories.
Additional conspiracy theories via the Medical Bag.
Marilyn's death lives on as its own Wikipedia Entry.
John's personal reference to interviewing Marilyn is from CHAPTER ONE of this comic.
George Whitman's famed bookstore SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY received many good mentions after his passing in 2011, including these pieces from The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and this entertaining remembrance from Tamara Shayne Kagel.
A decent MUST-VIEW video is this 2003 clip of George Whitman demonstrating THE CANDLE HAIRCUT, from the documentary Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man.
Returning from a trip abroad, John returns to Andy Warhol’s Factory to meet a young, fragile, and beautiful Edie Sedgwick.
An evening of police brutality in 1965 ushers in one of the most pivotal moments in Civil Rights history. From John Wilcock, New York Years, a history of the 1960s underground press and related events. (Also, Happy MLK Day, Jan 16)
Traditionally, the end of year (New Year’s, especially) is a time when many on the planet indulge in LSD. To commemorate this good-minded season, here’s a compact history of East Coast academic acid, including John’s experience dosing at Millbrook with Tim Leary, Charles Mingus, others. Happy Holidays.
You know the drill. You go to the dentist and they ask you how often you floss. You lie through your teeth and say, “every day!” (Bonus points if you have some cilantro or chives stuck in your gums from lunch). You don’t want to keep up the charade any longer, but rubbing that tiny strand […]
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has done outstanding work packing a fully capable desktop computer into a package the size of a deck cards—especially one that only costs $35. But if you already have a working laptop, why should you care? Oh, how much you have to learn. Besides operating well as a compact digital media hub, […]
Custom coffee vessels are the perfect piece of office flair, but it’s just a matter of time before your VOTE FOR PEDRO mug will start to lose its relevant wit. Why not have a new one every day, with whatever silly nonsense you want sticking off the sides? You can save big on your novelty […]