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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree – 1970s to 1981 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2013. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
A really wonderful little book – one that tells the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended narrative of the scene in the South Bronx, Harlem, and Queens with colorful comic-style images. The book is surprisingly respectful, and really does a great job of juggling all the personalities and historical details – while still also finding a way to make the music come to life on the page, especially the live events that strongly helped to create hip hop in the years before it was recorded. The oversized book is 112 pages, on full color pages with a real comic book feel – and there's even a small discography at the back! Book

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Book 2 – 1981 to 1983 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... $19.99 27.99
The fantastic second volume of the Hip Hop Family Tree – a beautiful graphic telling of the growth of hip hop on the New York scene – done in the style of some oversized Marvel Comics special edition from the 70s! The presentation is wonderful – and surprisingly really does the history justice – giving a visual flair to the kinds of information we've learned from Jeff Chang and others, with a similar way of linking things together so that the individual stories become part of a larger cultural development! The paper stock is great – pre-aged, like some vintage comic – but the cover is nice and strong, and really gives the book some heft – a mighty sweet oversized edition, with 112 full color pages! Book

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Pat ThomasListen, Whitey! – The Sounds Of Black Power 1965 to 1975 (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2012. New Copy Book ... $28.99 39.99
A beautiful book, and a killer companion to the CD set of the same name – a very rich look at the recorded legacy of the Civil Rights era – particularly the more righteous albums of the late 60s and early 70s! The book's overflowing with great photos of vintage albums and singles, and is lovingly put together so that the words wrap around the images, with personal reflections, historical details, and even key artist information in some sidebar sections! Author Pat Thomas is a well-known collector, and a force behind some great reissues over the years – and as you'll see in the book, he really knows his stuff – digging deep through a range of different sounds and styles, and tracing the role of the record album way past popular music – to show it as a key force in transmitting wisdom and knowledge as an alternative form of broadcasting in the pre-internet age. 192 pages, full color, hardcover, and a heck of a great book! Book

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Steven WeissmanMean ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2007. New Copy ... $4.99 16.95
Early work from Steven Weissman – rare material that predates the great Yikes volumes on Fantagraphics – some of it self-published by Weissman, some of it unpublished too! The book is a great counterpart to the oddball Yikes series – and features a similar array of characters, like Kid Medusa, Big Bloody, X Ray Spence, and The Pullapart Boy – set in weird stories that are almost an underground take on Peanuts or Archie. The material is surprisingly charming – offbeat, but in the best way possible – and, if anything, Weissman's freaks and monsters present childhood struggles and anxieties with maybe even more accuracy than some of his famous predecessors. 120 pages, softcover, with images in color and black and white. Book

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New Michael Dowers, EditorNewave – The Underground Mini Comix of the 1980s (hardcover) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 1980s/2010. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Underground comix ruled the 60s, and indie presses sprung up in the 70s, but the real revolution in the 80s came from home-made mini comics – often printed at copy shops, and folded into these great little self-distributed publications with no rules at all! The mini comics revolution led to a surprisingly great new wave of creativity – images and words that were often tied to the punk underground of the time, and which had a very different aesthetic than the hippie styles that held sway in the 60s and 70s. This massive volume reproduces loads of the best moments of that generation, in the same size in which they were circulated – with almost 900 pages of black and white comix, and work by a huge amount of artists who include Jeff Gaither, Daniel Clowes, JR Williams, Tom Christopher, Meher Dada, Par Holman, Jim Siergey, Rick Geary, Artie Romero, Al Greenier, Brad Foster, Michael Roden, Bob X, Steve Willis, and many others. Book

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New Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Vols 1 & 2 (gift box with bonus comic) ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunning package for a wonderful collection – volumes one and two of Hip Hop Family Tree – both great volumes that tell the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended narrative of the scene in the South Bronx, Harlem, and Queens with colorful comic-style images. The book is surprisingly respectful, and really does a great job of juggling all the personalities and historical details – while still also finding a way to make the music come to life on the page, especially the live events that strongly helped to create hip hop in the years before it was recorded. The special package features both oversized, full-color books with exclusive new cover art – in a super-cool slipcover – and a bonus comic book that teams up Spike Lee, Rob Liefeld, and Eazy E! Book
 
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New Ivan Brunetti, edAnthology Of Graphic Fiction Vol 2– Cartoons & True Stories (hardcover) ... Book
Yale University Press, 2008. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing collection – and one that features work from just about every hip alternative comic artist of the past 30 years! The volume's heavy on work from the Raw generation onward – and although there's a few vintage bits here by Windsor McCay, Harvey Kurtzman, and Fletcher Hanks, most of the contents are from generations of artists who start in the Art Spiegelman years of the 70s, and move up through the contemporary work of Drawn & Quarterly and Fantagraphics! There's a whopping 400 pages in the book – both black and white and full color comics from the likes of Spiegelman, Robert Crumb, Drew Friedman, Mark Beyer, Kaz, Archer Prewitt, Richard Sala, Chris Ware, Seth, Lynda Barry, Debbie Dreschler, Chester Brown, Joe Sacco, Carrie Golus, Jeffrey Brown, Joe Matt, Charles Burns, and countless others! 400 pages, hardcover, in color and black and white. Book
 
 
 



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