RADICAL Underground San Francisco Paper BLACK PANTHER PARTY Yippies JAXON Graphics DON'T VOTE FOR SHIT issue San Francisco Express Times Vol. 1, No. 41, October 30, 1968
San Francisco Express Times DON'T VOTE FOR SHIT issue, Vol. 1, No. 41, October 30, 1968. Published by Trystero Company, San Francisco, California, 1968. Marvin Garson, editor.
A time capsule of concentrated 1968 radicalism with articles by Paul Williams, the founder of the pioneering rock 'n' roll magazine Crawddady!, Marjorie Heins, civil liberties lawyer, writer, teacher, and founder of the Free Expression Policy Project. Artworks by underground comix artist Ron Cobb and pioneering underground comix artist Jaxon, Photographs by Black Panthers Photographer Steve Shames, and Berkeley underground Photographer Nacio Jan Brown, Part II of an interview with William S. Burroughs that took place in Terry Southern's apartment, and much more. First edition. Complete as issued, newspaper format, folded as issued, 16" x 11.5", 16 pages, illustrated throughout with historic b&w photographs and drawings. VERY GOOD CONDITION: originally mailed with recipient name/address and postage stamped in upper margin, light toning, and light wear from age and use, overall a solid, bright and clean copy.
The rear cover features an announcement of a "PRE-ERECTION DAY PARTY" put out by the Black Panther Party represented by Eldridge Cleaver and the Yippies (Youth International Party headed by Abby Hoffman) represented by Jerry Rubin, the party was an eccentric mixture of Panthers and Yippies, plus recording artist Phil Ochs, Floating Lotus, the Magic Opera Company and others, this graphic invite was also issued as a now very rare and sought after poster.
Primary underground newspaper of the San Francisco counterculture during the late sixties and early seventies. Inherently controversial, the weekly San Francisco Express Times was the paper the radical left read to keep up with the anti-war movement, the trials of political prisoners like the Soledad Brothers and Angela Davis, political corruption, and Bay Area dope like concerts, protests, vegetarian recipes, holistic health care, and local ads. The paper was radical enough that the FBI put a paid informant on the staff. It changed its name to Good Times after the March 25, 1969 issue.