Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Music
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Vol 1: October 30 2013
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. “This is the comic of all time.” – Biz Markie.
Vol 2: August 2015
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!