John Wilcock (1927 – 2018) was an underground publishing legend who co-founded The Village Voice in 1955 and was on the heart of the counterculture motion of the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties.
Through the years, Boing Boing has been proud to run John Wilcock: New York Years, a biographical sketch sequence by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall. Now you will get a beautiful print edition by helping fund the project on Kickstarter. I kicked in for the whole two-book set as quickly as I discovered about it.
That is the story of John Wilcock, an individual unfamiliar to most individuals right this moment, however important sufficient in his time, contributing to the Cultural American Revolution of the Sixties/Seventies, to earn type obituaries from each The New York Times and The Guardian.
John died in 2018, and this comedian e-book venture on his life was the final venture he labored on; he was a 5 yr interview topic, serving to to assemble and compile as a lot of a timeline of his superb (and quietly efficient) life. We had entry to many superb paperwork after which spent much more time connecting the dots on different occasions. The tip result’s a lavishly drawn memoir, together with mountains of anecdotes and tales. It is in contrast to another biography comedian you’ve got ever learn.
Even in case you do not acknowledge John’s identify, him by his accomplishments:
1) He co-founded The Village Voice in 1955, serving to set up a template for numerous cities internationally to make their very own group newspapers.
2) He additionally co-founded Inter/View with Andy Warhol, and was the “resident reporter” of the Andy Warhol Factory itself, later writing the primary main evaluation of Andy Warhol’s profession, the playfully titled “Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol“.