Hip Hop Family Tree Series by Ed Piskor
Hip Hop Family Tree, Vol. 1: 1970s-1981
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 retelling of the X-Men mythology in X-Men: Grand Design , comes this explosively entertaining, encyclopedic history of the formative years of the music genre that changed global culture. With his Hip Hop Family Tree , comics artist Ed Piskor delves into the history of hip-hop and gets straight-up biblical, penning a 'who-begat-whom' with a b-boy twist. My Account. Orders Track my order s.
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Hip Hop Family Tree is a series of educational and historical comic books written and illustrated by Ed Piskor , which documents the early history of hip hop culture. Piskor's artistic style in Hip Hop Family Tree — including his use of Ben-Day Dots  — hearkens back to the comic book styles prevalent during the period being retold. Crumb and Piskor are similar in their commemorations of key artists and musical figures, and the informative narration of their chosen genre's historical evolution. Hip Hop Family Tree began on Boing Boing in January as a one-page "semi-regular ongoing feature,"  and ran, mostly weekly, until December That year the publisher also released a "Gift Box Set," collecting the first two treasury editions.