Ink & Anguish: A Jay Lynch Anthology

Fantagraphics Books
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The career of Jay Lynch―cartoonist, satirist, and counterculture archivist―spanned more than six decades. All his signature Nard ‘n’ Pat stories from Bijou Funnies are featured in this volume. There are also samples of his trading card illustrations (for Garbage Pail Kids and other Topps Chewing Gum series) and his paintings. Lynch also narrates his life story throughout the book, from his dysfunctional childhood to the day he selected his coffin and headstone, in a half-century series of interviews and correspondence with comic historian Patrick Rosenkranz.
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Jay Lynch (b. 1945) is a Mad magazine and Topps'snbsp;Wacky Packages/Garbage Pail Kidsnbsp;contributor and a member of the 1960s-1970s underground comics movement. He recently published a graphic novel for children with Francoise Mouly and Art Speigelman's Toon book line.

Ed Piskor (1982) is an alternative cartoonist living and drawing out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a former student of the Kubert Schoolnbsp;and is best known for his artistic collaboration withnbsp;underground comicsnbsp;pioneersnbsp;Harvey Pekar, his graphic novelnbsp;Wizzywig, and his blockbuster seriesnbsp;Hip Hop Family Tree.nbsp;Piskor is revered for his combination of golden age drawing style and smart storytelling.nbsp;The Washington Postnbsp;once said that "Piskor is able to render a world that resonates as truth." Currently, he is knee deep in drawing the next book in thenbsp;Hip Hop Family Treenbsp;five-volume series.

Patrick Rosenkranz is widely acknowledged as one of the premiere scholars of the underground comix movement. His books include Rebel Visions (the most widely-heralded history of the era) and The Artist Himself: A Rand Holmes Retrospective. He lives in Portland, OR.

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Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
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Published on
Dec 12, 2018
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781683961468
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Artists, Architects, Photographers
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
Design / Graphic Arts / Commercial & Corporate
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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.
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