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Gift Ideas For The Hip-Hop Fans In Your Life : Microphone Check : NPR - http://www.npr.org/blogs...
"Ed Piskor's Hip-Hop Family Tree is a real fusion of both art forms. Piskor tells the gripping origin story of hip-hop in storyboard form with original artwork. Illuminating for kids and grown-ups alike." –Evan Auerbach - Fantagraphics Books
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#164 (Un)Familiar History: Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree | Graphixia - http://www.graphixia.cssgn.org/2014...
"Hip Hop Family Tree is the first comic that I have read to present cultural history in this way, so I was struck by the freshness of Piskor's structural approach and the way he builds his representation of the scene...This is a book for anyone who interested in a detailed history of an incredibly creative period and the larger than life geniuses who made it that way." –Graphixia - Fantagraphics Books
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Largehearted Boy: Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - March 27, 2014 - http://www.largeheartedboy.com/blog...
"...it is a strange and wondrous feast. Behold its glory!...Just try and stay away from this book of temptation, I dare you!" –Librarie D&Q - Fantagraphics Books
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Comic Book Genius :: Guy Peellaert's Pop Art - http://www.voicesofeastanglia.com/2012...
"a satirical spy story set in an Asterix style Space-Age Roman Empire-esque world of pop fantasy (blimey!). It was one of the first examples of the nascent Pop Art form…" –Voices of East Anglia - Fantagraphics Books
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The AV Club::New Comics Releases - http://www.avclub.com/article...
"Like Anders Nilsen, Dash Shaw has spent his career looking for a creatively profitable middle ground between high art and straightforward comics storytelling.…Shaw riffs on the popular culture of the ’90s and the politics of the ’00s, suggesting that the children of one decade grew up too cut off from reality to understand the part they played in fostering the global conflict of the next. The social commentary in New School provides a sharp accent to a formally daring, at times alarming coming-of-age tale." –Noel Murray, The AV Club - Fantagraphics Books
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New comics releases :: Books :: Comics Panel :: The A.V. Club - http://www.avclub.com/article...
"The essays—which at 80 pages take up more of the book than Jodelle—are this volume’s real selling point… Peellaert foregrounded the eroticism of advertising, and exposed how pulp imagery affects the public’s understanding of everything from politics to gender. And he did it without resorting to polemics. The Adventures Of Jodelle book—both the comic strip and the supplemental material—is a delight both visually and intellectually." –Noel Murray, The A.V. Club - Fantagraphics Books
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"Think of Barbarella animated in that Yellow Submarine style and you get the idea of what Jodelle's adventures look like. This is comics as art." –Benn Ray, Atomic Books - Fantagraphics Books
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211 Bernard: Your Vigor for Life Appalls Me - http://211blog.drawnandquarterly.com/2013...
"The extraordinary title is only matched by the incredible insight into the iconoclast’s mind and the ultra-snazzy portrait of an early Crumb on the cover, sporting a corduroy jacket and tie… A definite must-read for any Crumb fan." –Jade, D Bookstore - Fantagraphics Books
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Review: Kevin Avery, Everything is an Afterthought - http://logosjournal.com/2013...
"Author Kevin Avery has done us a great service in bringing Paul Nelson’s woefully neglected story and life on the music culture scene into focus. This is a book for all those interested in what made 20th Century American music an anthem for the world." –Warren Leming, Logos Journal - Fantagraphics Books
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The Comic Pusher: The Language of Pain: Blacklung by Chris Wright Reviewed - http://comicpusher.blogspot.com/2013...
"In Black Lung Wright presents a world of ceaseless violence and pain, his reflectively brutal cartooning interwoven with elegiac prose, with the very syntax of comic storytelling breaking down under the memory and transformative agony of loss and obsession." –Jeffrey O. Gustafson, Comic Pusher - Fantagraphics Books
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"It’s a surprising but fascinating insight into the psyche of a man that outsiders would normally assume to be a sort of political superhuman, but Sciver adds depth and soul to the two-dimensional image of the man with half a beard and a top hat." –Andy Shaw, Grovel - Fantagraphics Books
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Comics I Love: Tom Kaczynski - http://eliz.abeth.net/blog...
"Kaczynski’s style involves a pretty dedicated commitment to setting scenes with lyrical descriptions as much as imagery, which is something I associate with the space between “regular” fiction and comics…You should read it." –Elizabeth Simins, B-Sides and Rarities - Fantagraphics Books
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"Beta Testing" Tom Kaczynski's "Trans Terra" - http://www.comicbookresources.com/...
Alex Dueben interview Tom Kacyznski about his books. Kacyznski says, "There's an easy willingness to imagine the collapse of everything instead of small changes in the political system that could fix a lot of the problems that we're having. Those kinds of themes interest me." - Fantagraphics Books
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HEY, HAVE YOU READ? ....Out of the Shadows - http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home...
"He is so skilled at body language that without reading a single word you can see the kid’s enthusiasm for his grandfather’s story grow across the first three panels." –Mark Squirek, Scoop - Fantagraphics Books
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Scoop - Buz Sawyer: The Peak of Adventure Strips - http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home...
"Buz Sawyer may be the peak of the adventure strip as a genre…Crane’s ability to walk a fine line between hyper-realism while still incorporating an easy to read and understand style places him among the greats in comic history." –Mark Squirek, Scoop - Fantagraphics Books
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The Adventures of Jodelle from Fantagraphics - http://www.comicsforge.com/2013...
"This was one of the trend setting 1960’s comics that you will see echoed worldwide during that time and when this style of pop art was raging as the most important thing since sex was invented…It looks like it is going to be a beautiful book, like most of the books that Fantagraphics puts out, you can feel the love." –Comics Forge - Fantagraphics Books
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The Heart of Thomas by Moto Hagio - http://bookdragon.si.edu/2013...
"…it’s certainly proved its lasting effects. Never mind the rockets, sometimes turbulent feelings can take you much, much further…" –Terry Hong, Book Dragon. - Fantagraphics Books
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Notable Releases: Direct Comic Book Market – Comics Reporter - http://www.comicsreporter.com/index...
"There's an amazing Roy Crane section in there that's as good as you can imagine practical advice from a practical-minded comics craft master being. The Sendak is hilarious and sad." –Tom Spurgeon, Comics Reporter - Fantagraphics Books
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The art behind Michael Jordan's image - http://www.chicagotribune.com/enterta...
Wilfred Santiago is interviewed by Christopher Borelli about Bull on Parade for the Chicago Tribune. "[Santiago] said a graphic novel seemed like a perfect medium for exploiting athleticism, then added: 'But also, Jordan, as a figure, never seemed that interested in satisfying people. Which is interesting to me.'" - Fantagraphics Books
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Richard Sala Explores the World of Dark Fairy Tales :: Comic Book Resources - http://www.comicbookresources.com/...
Alex Dueben interviews Richard Sala. Sala says, "The main story, which is depicted with ruled borders, was always linear. But I allowed myself more room with the main character's inner life. All of that -- the memories, dreams, fantasies, wishful thinking -- all of that is depicted in panels with soft, cloud-like, non-ruled borders. And so I was able to add to the character's inner life -- his thoughts and fears and confusion -- as I went along." - Fantagraphics Books
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7 Miles a Second by David Wojnarowicz, James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook hit the New York Times Best Seller's List at #5 in February 2013. As profiled by George Gene Gustines "It chronicles his life as a young hustler on the streets of New York City." - Fantagraphics Books
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"We’re still reading and looking through our copy, enjoying the sheer abundance and diversity of work gathered together." –Harriet - Fantagraphics Books
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Marc Sobel speaks to Ed Piskor at length. In regards to Hip Hop Family Tree, Piskor states, "I think the value that my book has and will have over time as I keep moving forward is that it really does stand a chance of being one of the most comprehensive histories of hip hop culture. There really isn’t one resource that includes all of this minutiae and stuff that I’m focusing on." - Fantagraphics Books
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PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of February 11, 2013 - http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw...
"The author’s prose is poetic, arriving with a light touch while delivering a heavy, dark, and understandably angry message." –Publishers Weekly - Fantagraphics Books
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The Grammar of Rock: Art and Artlessness in 20th-Century Pop Lyrics | Washington Independent Review of Books - http://www.washingtonindepende...
"Reading Alexander Theroux’s The Grammar of Rock is like hitching a ride with a suspiciously awake truck driver who talks endlessly for hours…All in all, this book is a very cold love letter." –DJ Randy Cepuch, Washington Independent Review of Books - Fantagraphics Books
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"Cliché lyrics, diva meltdowns, and inarticulate diction are all up for close examination in Theroux’s comprehensive exploration of language in pop, rock, jazz, folk, soul, and yes, even rap (Ghostface Killah!)." –Jade, Librairie D&Q - Fantagraphics Books
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Linguistic Inanities, Sung Howlers, Spoken Clunkers & Verbal Tics - http://www.popmatters.com/pm...
"Naturally, the fun of The Grammar of Rock lies in its acerbic prose as well as its aesthetic insight…You’ll either laugh or you won’t. I laughed." –John L. Murphy, Pop Matters - Fantagraphics Books
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Scribes: Sounding Off :: Pop Culture books from Fantagraphics - http://blog.kexp.org/2013...
"Ripping through this hilarious rage on banality and unexpected pleasures I thought, they don’t make writers like this anymore…Drop that boring band biography and fetch this, if only for the mountains of lists of rarely-heard missing gems he has sampled and tasted beforehand for you." –Chris Estey, KEXP - Fantagraphics Books
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Westfield Comics Blog >> Spacehawk - http://westfieldcomics.com/blog...
"In the history of comics, there are very few, if any, that had such a unique style as Wolverton which, while as far away as you can get from classic illustrators like Raymond or Foster, it is every bit as good in its own unique way." –Wayne Markley, Westfield Blog - Fantagraphics Books
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Westfield Comics Blog >> Pogo 2 - http://westfieldcomics.com/blog...
"Walt Kelly’s art is a joy to look at and his dialogue and word play is just stunning. Pogo is a strip that you get more and more out of the more you read it," –Wayne Markley, Westfield Blog - Fantagraphics Books
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