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.
A reminiscence of the Bitter End cafe, followed by a trip to Jim Haynes in Paris. From John Wilcock, New York Years
A comic strip about Freddie Herko, who was a captivating and influential artist in New York, until his untimely death at age 28, in 1964. From John Wilcock, New York Years
. (Supplements include Andy Warhol's screen test of Herko and an appreciation from The Guardian)
Is Andy Warhol's eight-hour film a supreme act of considered minimalism, or one of the 20th century's most notorious art pranks?
A cameo-filled page from John Wilcock, New York Years. With Ed Sanders' Arts Magazine, Edie Sedgwick arriving in NYC, and Nico fainting on stage.
With Lyndon Johnson's expansion of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, U.S. counterculture finds itself more involved in politics, aggressive pranks, and anti-war protest.
The original Warhol Factory
was located next to the local YMCA, with an easy view inside of exercising gymnasts - and other personal recollections from 1964.
Andy Warhol's early silent film and its connection to alcoholism, gossip, and Willard Maas' The Mechanics of Love.
Chapter Eight of the John Wilcock comic begins on Boing Boing. (Catch up on previous installments here
The Jan and Stan story concludes with one of the most discordant moments possible. From John Wilcock, New York Years
The tribute to Jan and Stan continues with a pornography arrest in New York's Financial District. A true life tale from John Wilcock, New York Years
It's the Sixties now! - with John's first oily encounter with group sex. Part 1/3 of a serialized encounter from John Wilcock, New York Years
An eventful week of drug use, red-eyes, and planes, planes, planes! From the John Wilcock comic (see previous installments here
An early opportunity at publishing the first American magazine on The Beatles is thwarted by a moment of bad judgement. From the John Wilcock comic (see previous installments here
A visit through George Whitman's Paris bookstore on the eve of Marilyn Monroe's death. A comic by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.