John Wilcock: New York Years; in collaboration with Ethan Persoff, an authorized graphic biography of John Wilcock Village Voice and Andy Warhol's Interview co-founder, author and underground publishing pioneer; first published online in chapters, premiered October 2011; first two chapters included in Best American Comics 2017, edited by Ben Katchor, series editor Bill Kartalopoulos, published 10/4/17, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The American Bystander; a quarterly humor print magazine, premiered December 2015; with Ethan Persoff, the cover art of issue #1; subsequent issues featuring SM spot illustrations, as well as serialization of John Wilcock: New York Years

The Black Rose; a 30-minute dance score with audio collage and original beats, commissioned by internationally renowned choreographer Lar Lubovitch; premier: Joyce Theater, NYC, 2014 (2015: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY; Chicago Dancing Festival, Harris Theater, Chicago, IL)

Scenes from The Black Rose, featuring Reid Bartelme, Mucuy Bolles, Barton Cowperthwaite, and ensemble; The Joyce Theater, Oct. 2014; photos: NY Dance Project and Yi-Chun Wu; Black Rose graphic image: SM

An Illustrated Zarathustra; working from a public domain translation of Thus Spoke Zarathustra, a highly edited, serialized, and embellished version of Friedrich Nietzsche’s classic, premiered October 2011

Men’s Stories; a full-length dance score with audio collage and original music, commissioned by Lar Lubovitch; Joyce Theater, NYC, 2013; Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC, 2011; included in the Lubovitch Company’s 40th Anniversary 2008-09 season national tour (Madison, Dallas, San Luis Obispo, New York City, Salt Lake City, Chicago, San Francisco, Aspen, Avon, Bellingham, Portland); Skirball Center, NYC, 2005; Jacob's Pillow, Becket, MA, 2004; City Center, NYC, 2001; and the original two-week debut run at Orensanz Center for the Arts, NYC, 2000

numerous scores and soundscapes for choreographer Scott Rink (Baltimore Theater Project, Baltimore, MD, 2009; Oakland Ballet, Oakland, CA, 2005; Joyce Studio Theater, NYC, 2004; Minnesota Dance Theater, Minneapolis, and American Ballet Theater Studio, NYC 2003; ATA Theatre, NYC, 2002 and 2001), and others.

Snowflake: The Paranoid-Delusional World of Donald Rumsfeld; a fifteen-page graphic essay on Donald Rumsfeld, commissioned by Fantagraphics; published in anthology, The Bush Junta: Twenty-five Cartoonists on the Mayberry Machiavelli and the Abuse of Power, ed. Mack White and Gary Groth, 2004

• the Poodle animation project; in collaboration with Ethan Persoff, a long-distance FTP and email “exquisite corpse”-style Photoshop and AfterEffects animation game, with instructions; entitled Poodle: Samizdat (10;00), Short Film Corner, Festival De Cannes, Cannes, France, May 2007; DC Shorts Film Festival, WDC, 2006; Galapagos Art Space, "Illegal Art" Film Series, Brooklyn, NY, 2006

• an audio collage for Woody Allen’s Sweetheart Productions (Small Time Crooks, 2000).

• two Brooklyn Arts Council grants for video projects (Secret Subways, 1999; (un)Intended Nature, 2000).

All Power to the People!; a 70-minute two-channel live-mix digital video, commissioned by saxophonist and composer Fred Ho; Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, 1999, with residency; The Kitchen, NYC, 1999

• founded and managed Panic Records and Tapes, an international publishing and distribution collective devoted to producing custom, limited-edition audio projects that featured individually hand-crafted art and packaging (1984-91).


Reviews of the score for Men’s Stories:

Deborah Jowitt in The Village Voice said, “Scott Marshall’s impressive score makes heavy use of Beethoven – the Emperor and Piano Concerto No. 3 – but also smears it or lets other elements fade up through it: his own music, sound effects, a Jewish-sounding melody, an operatic soprano, pop songs, a father-son sex talk, a calliope, and more. These fragments seem keyed to the ‘portraits’ of particular dancers. And whenever Beethoven’s voice sounds clear again, it cloaks them all in glory.”

Jennifer Dunning in the New York Times called the score “ingenious.”

Clive Barnes in the New York Post found the score “rather fun” and thought that Beethoven “twisted [in his grave] like a chicken on a rotisserie.”

New York Newsday commented that “Marshall’s score... is a dense sludge that layers speech, ambient sound, and old pop recordings on top of Beethoven piano music, alluding to fraught relationships between sons and their fathers, sons and their mothers”.

The New Yorker thought the score was “intriguingly weird”.

Show Business Weekly said it was “unorthodox, [with an effect similar to] a… radio station in which transmission drifts in and out and overlaps.”


“John Wilcock: héros oublié de la presse underground”, Brain magazine, 10/20/17

“Lar Lubovitch Dance Company Announces 50th Anniversary Season”, Broadwayworld.com, 10/12/17

“Review: ‘The Best American Comics 2017’, editor: Ben Katchor”, ComicsGrinder.com, 10/5/17

“Journey Down the Underground Press Rabbit Hole”, It’s All Journalism, issue #246, March 2017

Laurie Charnigo, “Book Review: John Wilcock New York Years 1954-71 Book One”, The Sixties; A Journal of History, Politics and Culture, Taylor & Francis, 12/22/16

Deanna Isaacs, “Chicago Dancing Festival Opened With a Snapped Suspender and a Nightmare”, The Chicago Reader, 8/28/15

Tresca Weinstein, “Review: Lar Lubovitch Dance Company @ SPAC, 6/17/15”, The Times Union, 6/18/15

Jay Rogoff, “Review: The Transparent Pleasures of Lar Lubovitch”, The Troy (NY) Record, 6/18/15

Wendy Liberatore, “Lar Lubovitch Dance Troupe to Offer Dark New Work at SPAC”, The Daily Gazette, 6/13/15

“Treasury of Mini-Comics, Vol. 2”, Michael Dowers (ed.), Fantagraphics, 2015, (“The 1934 George Bush John McCain Tijuana Bible - The Adventures of Fuller Bush Man and John McCain in ‘Obliging Lady’”, in collaboration with Ethan Persoff)

Jonathan D. Moreno, “Impromptu Man: J.L. Moreno and the origins of Psychodrama, Encounter Culture, and the Social Network”, Bellevue Literary Press, 2014, (two-page comics excerpt from "John Wilcock: New York Years", in collaboration with Ethan Persoff)

Joel Benjamin, “Ancient Tales: Lar Lubovitch Dance Co. 46th Anniversary”, Theater Pizzazz, 10/22/14

Holly Kerr, “Lar Lubovitch Dance Co. at the Joyce”, Broadway World Dance, 10/21/14

“Lar Lubovitch: 46th Anniversary Season”, Oberon’s Grove, 10/17/14

Gia Kourlas, “A Goddess is Back, As Huntress”, The New York Times, 10/17/14

Susan Yung, “Lar Lubovitch's Cheeky Side”, The Ephemeralist, 10/17/14

Deborah Jowitt, “Tides Beyond Ebb and Flow”, Dance Beat, Fall 2013

Kate Rix, “The Comic Biography of Underground Publisher & Political Writer, John Wilcock”, Open Culture, 9/11/12

Arvo Zylo, “Escape From Noise: Is This Not Music?”, New City, cover story, 4/4/12

Steven Heller, “John Wilcock: The Puppet Master of ’60s Underground Newspapers”, The Atlantic, 3/15/12

“Approval Matrix: Week of November 21, 2011”, New York Magazine

Brigid Alverson, “Start Reading Now: John Wilcock in New York”, Robot 6, Comic Book Resources, 11/7/11

Steven Heller, “The (Almost) Unknown Pioneer of the Underground Press”, Print Magazine, imprint.printmag.com, 10/11

Marc E. Warren, “Spooktacular Dracula at Theater Project”, Baltimore Gay Life, 11/12/09

Carolyn Kelemen, “Scott Rink sinks his teeth into Bram Stoker”, Howard County Times, 10/29/09

Josh Atervois, “Not Your Usual Dracula”, Baltimore OUTloud, 10/23/09

Marty Hughley, “Rare visit by Lar Lubovitch Dance Company is wholly enjoyable”, The Oregonian, 1/30/09

Sid Smith, “Lar Lubovitch troupe mixes classical, contemporary styles”, The Chicago Tribune, 11/24/08

Laura Molzahn, “Critic's Choice”, Chicago Reader, 11/20/08

Emily Heil and Anna Palmer, Roll Call, “Heard on the Hill”, 10/28/08
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KIVI-TV, ABC Channel 6, Boise, Idaho, “Senator Craig costume” (broadcast news report), 10/28/07
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Emily Heil and Anna Palmer, Roll Call, “Artists Hope for Plenty of Halloween Larry Craigs”, 10/25/07
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Michael Wade Simpson, “Forget Mickey Mouse -- Oakland Ballet stages a darker and creepier ‘Sorcerer’s Apprentice’”, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/28/05

Leigh Witchel, “Lightweight Vessels”, www.danceviewtimes.com, Volume 3, No. 42, 11/14/05

Calendar review, The New Yorker, 11/7/05

Jesse Hamlin, “Oakland Ballet back” San Francisco Chronicle, 5/20/05

Robyn Coffey, "SAIC Comic Alumnus: Scott Marshall, Ethan Persoff, Jessica Abel", F Newsmagazine, March 2005

Tom Schulte, “Outsight Review: ‘Dark Side’” The Survivor Newsletter of Long Island City, NY, Vol. 16, No. 8, Aug. 2004

Jeet Heer, “The Bush Junta” , Indy Magazine, Autumn 2004

Elyse Sommer, “Curtain Up in the Berkshires: Summer 2004 Music and Dance Diary”, CurtainUp.com, 7/18/04

Charlotte Cripps, “Affairs of the heart and soul”, The Independent, 6/30/04

Tom Schulte, “Outsight Review: ‘My Life in the Gush of Boasts’” Outsight Music (Ink 19.com) (Turbula.net), 3/21/04

Tom Schulte, “Outsight Review: ‘Black and White’” Outsight Music (Ink 19.com) (Furious.com), 12/23/03

Jack Anderson, “An Apprentice is a Classic Overachiever”, The New York Times, 12/10/03

Gus Solomons Jr, “The Darker Side of Playtime”, New York Gay City News, 11/22-11/28/02

Chris Dohse, “Ich Bin von Kopf bis Fuss Liebe Eingestellt: Falling with Scott Rink”, The Dance Insider, 11/11-11/14/02

Astrida Woods, “Lar Lubovitch Dance Company”, Show Business, 10/31-11/6/01

Susan Yung, “Decadent Display: Fireworks from Re-born Lubovitch Troupe”, The Dance Insider, 10/10-10/23/01

Jennifer Dunning, “Reinterpreting Classics, Celebrating Men’s Lives”, The New York Times, 10/20/01

Clive Barnes, “Honorable ‘Men’tion”, The New York Post, 10/19/01

Jack Anderson, “An Old Hatred Continues to Burn”, The New York Times, 10/4/01

Jennifer Dunning, “Ballets with Fresh Twists and Fresh Faces”, The New York Times, 8/15/01

Deborah Jowitt, “Peeling Down”, The Village Voice, 12/19/00

Sylvianne Gold, “The Emotional Range of ‘Men’”, New York Newsday, 12/5/00

Anna Kisselgoff, “Nine Men Amid Gothic Strangeness”, The New York Times, 12/2/00

Joseph Carman, “Men on Men”, The New York Blade, 12/1/00

Chris Dohse, “Moving Men’s Stories for All: Lubovitch’s Universal ‘Ruins’”, The Dance Insider, 12/1/00

Jennifer Dunning, “Ballet Theater Shows Off a Nation’s Students”, The New York Times, 8/8/00

Stephanie Platt, “Unconventional Instruments Make For Interesting Music”, The Current, University of Missouri at St. Louis, 2/1/99

Britt Robson, “‘Black Panther Suite’ Captures a Movement’s Sound and Fury”, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 8/27/99

Davey Williams, “Sounding Off!”, The Improvisor, Volume 11, 1996