Hip Hop Family Tree #1

Hip Hop Family Tree #1

Writer: Ed Piskor Artist: Ed Piskor Publisher: Fantagraphics Books Release Date: August 19, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
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The New York Times bestselling book series debuts as a  monthly  comic book (!) with new covers, artwork, a "director's commentary" section that describes the motivation, process, and research involved in making this masterpiece, plus other surprises! This first issue highlights the breakdancers, graffiti artists, DJs and MCs who formed hip hop culture beginning in the tenement rec rooms of the south Bronx in the 1970s. You'll discover who invented the term "Hip Hop". You'll see names you recognize like Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa and you'll discover where they fit into the culture as pioneers... every month!

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    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Aug 20, 2015

    "Hip Hop Family Tree" #1 is an exhaustively researched, fascinatingly educational and beautifully composed piece of comic art. Readers will be rewarded by a journey through an American cultural landmark led by the talents of a wildly confident artist who has taken on a tremendous responsibility. This is can't-miss comics. Read Full Review

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    AiPT! - Patrick Hellen Mar 29, 2017

    What if I told you that a white kid, born in 1982, would put out one of the most amazing pieces of historical literature about an American invention - and what if that invention was hip-hop, and he was a comic book artist. This book is just damn impressive. Read Full Review

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    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles May 6, 2017

    Overall, a strong first volume, which accurately tells the origins of the culture, in a way that had not been done before. The story by Ed Piskor is meticulously researched and truthfully portrayed. The art by Piskor is beautiful and vibrant. Altogether, an excellent chronicle of the era that not only captured its history but its spirit. Read Full Review

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