HEY YOU, READ THIS!
After experiencing Wizzywig and Macedonia, Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree looks to be a surprising departure. And what I’ve read so far about the book, exploring the origins of Hip Hop through the medium (and connections) of comicbooks, it’s probably his most personal work – and most creative. I kept seeing this title on a few Best Of 2013 lists, but it didn’t stick in my brain until I came across the following cover for Fantagraphics’ Free Comic Book Day release:
There are soon to be two volumes worth of material covering 1975 thru 1983. You can find more info in the links above and below. A definite must read.
2 thoughts on “HYRT! Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree”
This podcast interview with Piskor was pretty great. http://boingboing.net/2013/12/06/tell-me-something-i-dont-kno-1-8.html
That, along with the cover above, is what has me wanting to seek this out now.
I’m surprised that this flew under my radar – especially with the various people I follow on Twitter. Glad to get more info! Thanks!