Crumb Eyeball Blowing Minds  1965 -1972; The East Village Other. The Rise of underground comix and the alternative press.

The East Village Other

This site, created by the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute in conjunction with its community news and information site, The Local East Village, celebrates the history and significance of the often-outrageous East Village Other (1965-72). The website grows out of the research for an exhibition and panel discussion at the Carter Institute. Each weekend, for the eight weeks leading up to the exhibition opening on Feb. 28, 2012, the Local East Village posted essays from EVO’s living and departed greats. The essays are republished in RECOLLECTIONS below.


Essays, recent and historical, by EVO’s most passionate players, many of which first appeared on the Local East Village. go >>


Random photos and other iconic images from the glory days of the East Village Other. go >>

who was who

Biographical sketches of personalities and links to information about those whose presence or participation made the East Village Other what it was. go >>

the paper

The bare beginnings of a project to scan the entire run of the East Village Other and Gothic Blimp Works. We’re still missing issues and may ask your help in locating those not in our collection. We also would enlist your help in supporting the scanning and indexing effort. To offer financial support for this effort, please see this page and designate your checks for the EAST VILLAGE OTHER PROJECT. go >>


Here you’ll find cover art, commix, photographs from the pages of the East Village Other and its sister publications. go >>


Here you’ll find a video of the panel discussion held Feb. 28, 2012 at the opening of “Blowing Minds: The East Village Other, the Rise of Underground Comix and the Alternative Press,” and podcasts and other video and audio links to many of EVO’s living greats. go >>


Images from the panel and party held Feb. 28, 2012 to open “Blowing Minds: The East Village Other, the Rise of Underground Comix and the Alternative Press, 1965-1975,” an the exhibition commemorating The East Village Other. The event was sponsored by the Local East Village, the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, the Fales Library and Special Collections of NYU’s Elmer A. Bobst Library, and the NYU Program in Museum Studies with generous support from the New York Council for the Humanities, the NYU Humanities Initiative, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and Alan Abramson. Here you’ll find a video link to the panel discussion on opening night, which featured Claudia Dreifus, Alex Gross, Steven Heller, Peter Leggieri, John McMillian, and Dan Rattiner.

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