Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1: 1975-1981

Ed Piskor (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.99  $25.75
Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
Publish Date
December 06, 2013
Pages
112
Dimensions
9.17 X 0.49 X 13.05 inches | 1.14 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781606996904

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About the Author

Ed Piskor (1982) lives and draws out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His New York Times Best-Selling series Hip Hop Family Tree, which was originally serialized on Boing Boing, has gone back to print numerous times, and won the 2015 Eisner Award for "Best Reality-Based Work." His series for Marvel, X-Men: Grand Design, was released in 2017 to wide acclaim.

Reviews

Captures the personalities, imagery and milestones with a hilarity and efficiency that no other medium could.
Extraordinary effort. Even if you are not a hip-hop fan, you need to read this.--Jatin Varma
These are dookie-gold-chain d-o-p-e.--Darcy MacDonald
A superhero-riffing, world-building, toe-tapping, beat-hitting story of a whole lot of people, some brilliant, some lucky, some crazy, and some all of the above.--Alex di Campi
One of the defining histories of hip hop... Ed created a portal into the beginning of hip hop, and just saying that a picture is worth a thousand words is a poor way of explaining why its impact is greater than that of a detailed book.--Daniel Genis
An astonishing feat of cultural archaeology, in both ambition and execution. The project somehow doesn't seem quite real: a comic-book history of hip-hop going back to the very beginning -- the late 70s -- where lore is thick and documentation scarce. To tell this story in any language would be a challenge; to tell it in the language of comics feels like a magical summoning.--Lary Wallace
He's not just doin' a comic book, he's doin' a piece of history.--Darryl "DMC" McDaniels
[A] rapid-fire telling of the early days of rap and hip hop culture... There's a lot to learn even if you think you've heard it all.--Gene Ambaum
Gripping.
Action-packed, fun and funny.
Ed Piskor is the sh#t!!--De La Soul