The Digger Papers
[Free and Realist editions]
In the summer of 1968, the Diggers produced their final collective publication and gave it away as a gift to the world. Emmett Grogan made a deal with Paul Krassner to print 40,000 copies for the Diggers' Free edition, in exchange for using the inside pages and back cover for Issue No. 81 of The Realist. Thus there were two editions of The Digger Papers. To this day, both are in rare supply, although the Free edition is highly sought after by collectors.
The Digger Papers combined new articles with some of the best pieces that had appeared on the street over the previous two years. The centerpiece of the collection, The Post-Competitive, Comparative Game of a Free City was the summation of the Digger/Free City philosophy, while the classic Digger manifesto, Trip Without A Ticket made its reappearance here.
Below are reprinted all of the pages from The Digger Papers, as well as the frontispiece that appeared only in the Realist edition. If any readers of this archive would care to provide information about this publication, I would like to add anything pertinent to these pages. Please contact me by email or otherwise.
In the panels to the left are thumbnail images of each page in the 24-page pamphlet. Note that the first thumbnail shows the cover that was used for the Realist edition. The second thumbnail shows the cover to the Free edition. All other pages were identical.
Table of Contents
Memo to the Reader (Realist Edition Front Cover)
Trip Without A Ticket (Page 3)
Dialectics of Liberation (Page 4)
The Birth of Digger Batman (Page 10)
Rushes (Page 12)
Digger Mandala (Page 13)
Take a Cop to Dinner (Page 14)
Address List (Page 17)
Garbage or Nothing (Page 18)
Garbage Montage (Page 19)
Selections from the Free City News (Page 20)
Free City Bloodlight (Page 22)
Huey Must Be Set Free (Page 23)
1% Free Poster (Back Cover)