HYRT! Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree


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:


Come on. That’s brilliant.

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

    1. I’m surprised that this flew under my radar – especially with the various people I follow on Twitter. Glad to get more info! Thanks!

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