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Hip Hop Family Tree

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ISBN-10: 1606996908

ISBN-13: 9781606996904

Edition: 2013

Authors: Ed Piskor

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The lore of the early days of hip hophas become the stuff of myth, so whatbetter way to document this fascinating,epic true story than in another greatAmerican mythological medium — the comicbook? From exciting young talentand self-proclaimed hip hop nerd EdPiskor, acclaimed for his hacker graphicnovel Wizzywig, comes thisexplosively entertaining, encyclopedic history of theformative years of the music genre thatchanged global culture.Originally serialized on the hugelypopular website Boing Boing, TheHip HopFamily Tree is now collected in a single volumecleverly presented and packaged in a style mimicking the Marvel comics ofthe same era. Piskor’s exuberant yetcontrolled cartooning takes you from the parks and rec rooms of the South Bronxtothe night clubs, recording studios, andradio stations where the scene started to boom, capturing the flavor oflate-1970sNew York City in panels bursting withobsessively authentic detail. With a painstaking, vigorous and engaging KenBurns meets-Stan Lee approach, the battles andrivalries, the technical innovations, the triumphs and failures are allthoroughlyresearched and lovingly depicted.  plus the charismatic players behind the scenes like Russell Simmons,Sylvia Robinson and then-punker RickRubin. Piskor also traces graffiti master Fab 5 Freddy’s rise in the art world,andDebbie Harry, Keith Haring, The Clash,and other luminaries make cameos as the music and culture begin to penetratedowntown Manhattan and the mainstream atlarge.Like the acclaimed hip hop documentariesStyle Wars and Scratch, The Hip Hop Family Tree is an exciting and essentialcultural chronicle and a must for hiphop fans, pop-culture addicts, and anyone who wants to know how it went downback in the day.
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Book details

List price: $27.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 8/26/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 9.10" wide x 13.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Ed Piskor (1982) is an alternative cartoonist living and drawing out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a former student ofnbsp;The Kubert Schoolnbsp;and is best known for his artistic collaboration withnbsp;underground comicsnbsp;pioneersnbsp;Harvey Pekar, his graphic novelnbsp;Wizzywig, and his blockbuster seriesnbsp;Hip Hop Family Tree.nbsp;Piskor is revered for his combination of golden age drawing style and smart storytelling.nbsp;The Washington Postnbsp;once said that "Piskor is able to render a world that resonates as truth." Currently, he is knee deep in drawing the next book in thenbsp;Hip Hop Family Treenbsp;five-volume series.