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Hip Hop Family Tree. Vol. 01, 1970s-1981

By Ed Piskor

This encyclopedic comics history of the formative years of hip hop captures the vivid personalities and magnetic performances of old-school pioneers and early stars like DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, plus the charismatic players behind the scenes like Russell Simmons; Debbie Harry, Keith Haring and other luminaries make cameos.

The lore of the early days of hip hop has become the stuff of myth, so what better way to document this fascinating, epic true story than in another great American mythological medium — the comic book? From exciting young talent and self-proclaimed hip hop nerd Ed Piskor, acclaimed for his hacker graphic novel Wizzywig, comes this explosively entertaining, encyclopedic history of the formative years of the music genre that changed global culture. Originally serialized on the hugely popular website Boing Boing, The Hip Hop Family Tree is now collected in a single volume cleverly presented and packaged in a style mimicking the Marvel comics of the same era. Piskor’s exuberant yet controlled cartooning takes you from the parks and rec rooms of the South Bronx to the night clubs, recording studios, and radio stations where the scene started to boom, capturing the flavor of late-1970s New York City in panels bursting with obsessively authentic detail. With a painstaking, vigorous and engaging Ken Burns meets- Stan Lee approach, the battles and rivalries, the technical innovations, the triumphs and failures are all thoroughly researched and lovingly depicted.  plus the charismatic players behind the scenes like Russell Simmons, Sylvia Robinson and then-punker Rick Rubin. Piskor also traces graffiti master Fab 5 Freddy’s rise in the art world, and Debbie Harry, Keith Haring, The Clash, and other luminaries make cameos as the music and culture begin to penetrate downtown Manhattan and the mainstream at large. Like the acclaimed hip hop documentaries Style Wars and Scratch, The Hip Hop Family Tree is an exciting and essential cultural chronicle and a must for hip hop fans, pop-culture addicts, and anyone who wants to know how it went down back in the day. Full color

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Book

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  • GN COMICS Hip V.1 1970s-1981, Graphic Novel

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9781606996904


Format: Book
Author: Piskor, Ed
Summary: Originally serialized on the hugely popular website Boing Boing, The Hip Hop Family Tree is an encyclopedic comics history of the formative years of hip hop capturing the vivid personalities and magnetic performances of old-school pioneers and early stars.
Title: Hip hop family tree. Vol. 01, 1970s-1981 / Ed Piskor.
Publisher Date: Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books Inc, 2014.
Subject: Hip-hop -- Comic books, strips, etc. Rap (Music) -- History and criticism -- Comic books, strips, etc. Rap musicians -- Comic books, strips, etc. Turntablism -- Comic books, strips, etc. Music -- Social aspects -- Comic books, strips, etc. African American youth -- Social life and customs -- Comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels.
Isbn: 9781606996904 1606996908
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: GN COMICS Hip 1970s-1980
Oclc: 871202978
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Bib Id: 535000

Format: Book
Author: Piskor, Ed, author.
Summary: Originally serialized on the hugely popular website Boing Boing, The Hip Hop Family Tree is an encyclopedic comics history of the formative years of hip hop capturing the vivid personalities and magnetic performances of old-school pioneers and early stars.
Title: Hip hop family tree. Vol. 01, 1970s-1981 / Ed Piskor.
Edition: Second Fantagraphics Books edition, Fantagraphics treasury edition.
Publisher, Date: Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books Inc, 2014.
Description: 112 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color map ; 34 cm
Series: Hip Hop Family Tree.
Subjects: Hip-hop -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Rap (Music) -- History and criticism -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Rap musicians -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Turntablism -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Music -- Social aspects -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: African American youth -- Social life and customs -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Graphic novels.
Notes: "Special collector's issue!!"--Front cover.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (page 106), discography (page 106) and index.
Notes: Text in English.
ISBN: 9781606996904
ISBN: 1606996908
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: GN COMICS Hip 1970s-1980