Ed Piskor: The Fantagraphics Studio Edition highlights the work of this Eisner Award-winning cartoonist, focusing on his two best-known series: Hip Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design. In addition to excerpts from these two major comics projects, this edition features dozens of other gems from Piskor’s archives, including commercial art, designs for a line of Public Enemy action figures, and much more.
This high-quality rendering of Piskor's raw, un-retouched original art gives unfettered insight into the creative process—it’s like sitting in the author’s studio!
"Studio Editions that are constructed directly from an artist’s original artwork have been the greatest new idea in comics the past ten years, and I had to jump at the chance to have my very own," writes Ed Piskor. "As a newer cartoonist in comparison to living legends like Jaime Hernandez and Charles Burns, there's still lots of evidence of discovery on my pages—lots of figuring things out, brush strokes, white-out, and general process, which is my favorite part of these kinds of editions. And I felt like it would add value to include some annotated chatter about each page as well. Readers are going to dig looking at this stuff in a different context."