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Start Reading Now | John Wilcock in New York

Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall launched a new webcomic last week: John Wilcock – New York Years 1954-1971, the story of the underground publisher who, among other things, co-founded the Village Voice and hung around with Andy Warhol (and later wrote the iconic pop artist’s biography). As Persoff says in the introduction, “His life bumps up with nearly every weird New York figure of the 60′s and early 70′s.” Since that was sort of a Golden Age of New York weirdness, this should be an interesting ride. The comic is based on interviews with Wilcock and is going to be released online as eight-page “mini-issues.” The first one is up now and includes not only Wilcock’s arrival in New York but also a rather memorable interview with Marilyn Monroe.

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You had me at “since that was sort of a Golden Age of New York weirdness”, damn great tip, Brigid.

Brigid Alverson

November 8, 2011 at 4:55 am

Yeah, I moved there ten years too late, so I just caught the tail end—I subscribed to the Voice (which was still running Lynda Barry and Stan Mack comics) and I once saw Andy Warhol at a party, but really, it wasn’t the same. I’m looking forward to reading this to see what I missed!

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