The Village Voice was known as the country’s first alternative newsweekly. Founded in 1955 by Dan Wolf, Ed Francher, and Norman Mailer it hosted a variety of writers and artists and chronicled New York creative life for over 60 years, closing in 2018. The paper won three Pulizter Prizes, The National Press Foundation Award and the George Polk Award.
Jules Feiffer became a staff cartoonist for the Village Voice in 1956 producing a weekly comic strip titled Feiffer which ran until 1997. He originally offered Dan Wolf the strip for free if he was granted complete editorial independence which was granted (eventually Jules did get paid.)