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MAIN ITEM: John Wilcock, New York Years — Currently serialized on Boing Boing. Read all issues here.
Comics with Problems
A comic to cure EVERY problem - From 1940s messages on Communism to other present-day hysteria. Featured on Mother Jones, Talking Points Memo, The Rachel Maddow Show, Metafilter, Jezebel, Wonkette, CSPAN and Air America.
The Realist Archive
As heard on WTF with Marc Maron, and recognized by the Webby Awards. Archive of Paul Krassner's groundbreaking 1960s counterculture satire magazine. Every issue scanned, restored, and viewable for free. Lenny Bruce, Robert Anton Wilson, others.
TEDDY
teddy
Winner of "weirdest website" at 2002 SXSW Interactive Festival web awards and included in Scott McCloud's top-ten list. Considered one of they key titles in the early history of online comics. Have you read Teddy?

Finding other material here: For a list of personal projects, including the George Bush Tijuana Bible, the Poodle Samizdat cartoon, other things - click here.

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Recommended Reading: Remembering Barney Rosset
I was fortunate to work with Barney on a revival of Evergreen Review, a collaboration that provided a decent final chapter for the magazine that originally premiered the work of Samuel Beckett and Allen Ginsberg. Read more.
Recommended Listening: SPREE: An Escape From Reality
Fun four-sided LP, from the Bush era. A listener favorite. Deals comically with the madness of living in America during one of the worst political eras of its history. Also has bean bag jokes. Free Music Archive | Internet Archive

Other things to read, listen, and look at:
While you're here, you might also enjoy this piece of writing on the history of Paris Records, this full listing of music on the site, and these comics projects: The Recovery of Charlie Pickle, A Dog and His Elephant, and Radio Wire.

And lots of other things below and on other pages!

Take, for example, the ballad of Johnny Surge, a collection of VD posters, or a rare archive of Enveloppes-papier de la prophylaxie.


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Monday, November 24, 2014:

Radio Wire

Radio Wire #2
Second issue of our current webcomic now available

Good morning - Now available here is the second issue of RADIO WIRE. I posted this last week and have already received some nice responses (Thank you Boing Boing and Comics Reporter, as well as individual responses on Facebook, and Twitter) - Issue #3 of Radio Wire will be worth the wait, thanks very much for your interest in issues one and two.

CLICK TO READ RADIO WIRE


Comics with Problems #65
Terrific temperance themed anti-alcohol screed from 1949

unkept promise, 1949

UNKEPT PROMISE! Oh man, for those of you who regularly read Comics with Problems, this current issue is terrific. For around a decade I've been looking for a decent copy of UNKEPT PROMISE, a 24-page masterwork of anti-alcohol complaints. Sort of a zombie movie, where the smallest drop of alcohol turns loving intelligent humans into wife beating, vice-addled, prostitutes. This is one of the best issues of Comics with Problems, happy holidays.

CLICK TO READ COMICS WITH PROBLEMS #65



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Thursday, November 13, 2014:

News Update:
Wilcock on Dr Moreno / Mutation Zine / Radio-Wire #2 / A Treasury of Mini Comics

Wow, has it really been three months since we've updated this front page? Outrageous! Well, that means a few cool things to write about here:

1) IMPROMPTU MAN — biography of Psychodrama's Dr Moreno, includes the two Woody Allen and Psychodrama pages from the John Wilcock comic.

Back in October of 2013, Scott and I published two comics on Boing Boing about Woody Allen and his experiences with the experimental theater improv called Psychodrama:

Part one
Part two

A few months later Boing Boing was contacted by Dr JL Moreno's son, Jonathan D Moreno, who was finishing up work on a biography of his father, and wanted to include the Woody Allen comic pages as supplementary material. It's a terrific book (and Jonathan has a remarkable bio, himself) - The two pages that feature the John Wilcock comic look great printed, too. We're delighted to be included in this book (published by Bellevue Literary Press, NYU School of Medicine, hot doggies!)

Pick up a copy of IMPROMPTU MAN on Amazon

2) MUTATION ZINE — cool rizograph printed zine from UK
Another fun thing that showed up in the mail: Hadn't added a piece to an anthology in a few years, but had a request from the Mutation Zine in UK, who were printing a booklet with a Risograph, in green and black. Fun equipment. I'll post my page from the zine in a minute—it's a fun one.

Check out the Mutation Zine site
(good music selection there, too)

3) A second issue of RADIO WIRE
I am -extremely- happy to mention work on the second issue of Radio Wire is now finished and I'll be posting it within the week.

Here's a small preview of the second issue:

Radio Wire issue 2 preview

4) A treasury of MINI COMICS
Other good news that will be appearing in the mail in about a month: Found out two pieces of mine were selected for Fantagraphics' upcoming Treasury of Mini Comics collection. This is a lovely looking book, video below.

Ordering information on Treasury of Mini Comics

As for personal work that's included: You'll see the George Bush Tijuana Bible collected here (yippee!) and a very hard to find piece of mine, an issue of Plastic Tales from the 1990s, reprinted in full and in color at the end of the book. Here's video from Fantagraphics:



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Friday, August 8, 2014:

Comics with Problems #64:
THE TANTRUMS OF LIL' BESS

Very weird batch of comics here, a complete set of mail-order religious comics from 1945. Emphasis of these is on physically disciplining the star of the series, Lil Bess - who we get to watch grow from infancy to the age of five, one pamphlet for each year alive. There's a lot that should be of interest to those of you interested in religious messages, but the comic will also appeal to others for its crazy drawing style that recalls Justin Green's Binky Brown.

tantrums

tantrums of lil' bess

chickees

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