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75 full-color portraits of the pioneering legends of American comic books, including publishers, editors, and artists from the industry's birth in the '30s, through to EC Comics. Each subject features a short essay by Friedman, who grew up knowing many of these, including ladies Ramona Fradon and Lily Renee. Stan Lee, Kurtzman, Eisner, Mort Drucker, Al Jaffee, Jack Davis, Will Elder, Gaines, Barks, Crumb, Wood, Wolverton, Frazetta, Siegel & Shuster, Kirby, L.B. Cole, Ditko... a Hall of Fame of comic book history from "America's greatest living portrait artist!"
All lovingly rendered and chosen by Drew Friedman, a cartooning legend in his own right. Featuring subjects popular and obscure, men and women, as well as several pioneering African-American artists. Drew is the son of writer Bruce Jay Friedman.
"I stand in awe of Drew Friedman's technique and the certain flavor of sad old America he captures."--R. Crumb
"A festival of drawing virtuosity and fabulous craggy faces. Drew Friedman might very well be the Vermeer of the Borscht Belt."--The New York Times Book Review
"Drew Friedman isn't just a brilliant artist. He takes you to a place. He takes you back in time. He makes you smell the stale cigarettes and cold brisket and you say, thank you for the pleasure."--Sarah Silverman
"Fabulous... sensational... on the nose. He really gets their attitude."--The Los Angeles Times
"A book that just begs to be shared. If you can look at them without smiling, you have no heart."--USA Today
- Additional Information
Item Code HERCH Publisher Fantagraphics Publish Date 2014 ISBN 9781606997314 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 184pg Color Full Color
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