Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1: 1975-1981


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$27.99  $26.03
Fantagraphics Books
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9.17 X 0.49 X 13.05 inches | 1.14 pounds

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About the Author

Ed Piskor is the New York Times bestselling creator of Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design as well as the co-conspirator behind the YouTube channel sensation, Cartoonist Kayfabe. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA.


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
Action-packed, fun and funny.
Ed Piskor is the sh#t!!--De La Soul