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'Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2': Cartoonist Ed Piskor continues his quest for the perfect beat – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - http://www.post-gazette.com/ae...
"Using his compelling artistry — which builds on Mr. Piskor’s love of superhero comic artists as well as famed independent artists like Robert Crumb — he shows us how characters like Fab Five Freddy, a graffiti artist who early on sees the links between hip-hop, break-dancing and graffiti, and helps foster hip-hop’s growth." – Sean D. Hamill, Pittsburgh News - Fantagraphics Books
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Women Who Conquered the Comics World | Collectors Weekly - http://www.collectorsweekly.com/article...
Lisa Hix over at Collectors Weekly sits down with Trina Robbins to talk about women in comics. - Fantagraphics Books
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SPX COUNTDOWN CONCLUSION: Eleanor Davis Shows us HOW TO BE HAPPY | Newsarama.com - http://www.newsarama.com/22117-s...
Newsarama's Zach Smith talks to Eleanor Davis as one of SPX 2014's Special Guests. - Fantagraphics Books
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Ed Piskor is Pittsburgh's Hip-Hop Historian - Pittsburgh Magazine - October 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA - http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsbu...
Sean D. Hamill of Pittsburgh Magazine provides an in-depth look at Piskor's origins as well as the origins of Hip Hop Family Tree. - Fantagraphics Books
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Two Comic Book Legends Deliver Legendary Work | Playboy - http://www.playboy.com/article...
"Shirt-sleeves rolled up, bent over drawing boards, puffing on cigarettes, the heroes of the remarkable artist Drew Friedman’s new book aren’t super ones, they’re the (mostly) guys who created Batman, Spider-Man, Plastic Man, and many others." – Ken Tucker, Playboy - Fantagraphics Books
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Edutainment: The Slow-Cooking Rap History of the ‘Hip Hop Family Tree’ « - http://grantland.com/hollywo...
"Every name comes with a face attached, and Piskor’s nimble, deceptively goofy artwork imbues those faces with emotional life — hope, enthusiasm, fuming rage, determination." – Alex Pappademas, Grantland - Fantagraphics Books
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‘Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 2′: Cartoonist Ed Piskor continues his quest for the perfect beat | Pittsburgh News - http://pittsburgh.icito.com/hip-hop...
"Using his compelling artistry — which builds on Mr. Piskor’s love of superhero comic artists as well as famed independent artists like Robert Crumb — he shows us how characters like Fab Five Freddy, a graffiti artist who early on sees the links between hip-hop, break-dancing and graffiti, and helps foster hip-hop’s growth." – Sean D. Hamill, Pittsburgh News - Fantagraphics Books
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BOOK: “Hip Hop Family Tree Book 1: 1970s-1981″ by Ed Piskor | REBEAT Magazine - http://www.rebeatmag.com/book-hi...
"Combining two decidedly-American art forms: the comic book and hip-hop into one cohesive work seems like a no-brainer. Maybe it just took a cartoonist as passionate and talented as Piskor to pull it off." – Louie Pearlman, REBEAT - Fantagraphics Books
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A Conversation with Simon Hanselmann | The Comics Journal - http://www.tcj.com/a-conve...
Sophie Yanow conducts an interview with Hanselmann at The Comics Journal. - Fantagraphics Books
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Wandering Son, Volume 7 — Experiments in Manga - http://experimentsinmanga.mang...
"The realism and authenticity of the characterization in Wandering Son is one of the manga’s greatest strengths." – Ash Brown, Experiments in Manga - Fantagraphics Books
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New and Notable Film Books | Leonard Maltin - http://blogs.indiewire.com/leonard...
"Fertig pays appropriate and articulate tribute to these films in his introduction and summarizes the appeal of each one in tightly-written tributes at the back of the book. This would make a great gift for any movie lover." – Leonard Maltin, IndieWire - Fantagraphics Books
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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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