Beats A Graphic History GN (2010) comic books
Published Mar 2010 by HILL AND WANG.
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1st printing. Written by Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle. Art by Ed Piskor. In The Beats: A Graphic History, those who were mad to live come back to life through artwork as pulsatingly vibrant as the movement itself. Told by Harvey Pekar and his frequent artistic collaborator Ed Piskor, and by a range of artists and writers, including feminist comic creator Trina Robbins and MAD Magazine artist Peter Kuper, The Beats takes us on a wild tour. From the Benzedrine-fueled antics of Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs to the painting sessions of Jay DeFeo's disheveled studio, from the jazz hipsters to beatnik chicks, from Chicago's beatnik bistro to San Francisco's famed City Lights bookstore, we see the storied era in all its incarnations. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 200 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $14.95.