East Village Other

East Village Other

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The East Village Other (often abbreviated as EVO), was an American underground newspaper in New York City, New York, during the 1960s. It was co-founded in late 1965 by Walter Bowart, Ishmael Reed ( who named the newspaper), Allen Katzman, Dan Rattiner (of Dan's Papers), Sherry Needham and John Wilcock."The underground press: a special report" by John Burks. Rolling Stone, Oct. 4, 1969, p. 11-33. Later the paper evolved a more colorful psychedelic layout that became a distinguishing characteristic of the underground papers of the time.

It was among the first countercultural newspapers to emerge, following the Los Angeles Free Press which had begun publishing a few months earlier. EVO was one of the founding members of the Underground Press Syndicate, a network that allowed member papers to freely reprint each other's contents.

EVO was an important publication for the underground comix movement, featuring comic strips by artists including Trina Robbins, Spain Rodriguez, Art Spiegelman and Kim Deitch before underground comic books emerged from San Francisco with the first issue of Zap Comix. In 1968, EVO published Spain Rodriguez's comics tabloid, Zodiac Mindwarp.

In late 1971, publication of EVO became sporadic as it faced mounting financial difficulties and staff losses. It ceased publication in March...
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