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Category >> Patrick Rosenkranz

Arthur on UG Comix
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Rebel VisionsPatrick Rosenkranz 26 Aug 2008 7:51 PM

  

The new issue of the always-worth-checking-out issue of Arthur Magazinefeatures a pretty great three-page review of the new expanded and redesigned softcover edition of Patrick Rosenkranz's Rebel Visions, executed in comics form by Joseph Remnant, a very talented young cartoonist I expect we'll be hearing more of. The mag is available for free all over the place, but you can also read a 2-part, downloadable PDF version available on their homepage. The strip starts on page 21 of the first PDF and page one of the second. 

Rebel Visions multimedia features
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoRebel VisionsPatrick Rosenkranzmetaflogcastaudio 8 May 2008 12:34 PM

Hot on the heels of the release of the new edition of Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975 by Patrick Rosenkranz, we are pleased to present these multimedia features relating to the book. All items are courtesy the author.

Below, a promotional video trailer for the original hardcover edition, produced by the author in 2003, featuring video and audio interviews with Gilbert Shelton, R. Crumb, Rick Griffin, Spain Rodriguez, Robert Williams and Justin Green:

The following video presents footage of a book signing and reading, in conjunction with an exhibit of original Underground comic art, held at the CounterMedia bookstore in Portland, Oregon on December 20, 2002:

In this audio file, Patrick Rosenkranz is interviewed on the CBC Radio 2 program "Brave New Waves" in May, 2003. Click here to download the 17.19 MB MP3 (approx. 50 minutes in duration). The audio can also be streamed on this page, which archives all three of these features (please use that address if linking from your own site).

Now in stock: Rebel Visions (New Softcover Ed.)
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Rebel VisionsPatrick Rosenkranznew releases 8 May 2008 11:13 AM

Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975 by Patrick Rosenkranz

Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975 (New Softcover Edition)
By Patrick Rosenkranz

Now available in a newly designed and affordable softcover edition! This is a provocative chronicle of the guerilla art movement that changed comics forever. This comprehensive book follows the movements of 50 artists from 1967 to 1972, the heyday of the underground comix movement. Through interviews with the participants and other materials, Rebel Visions is the most intimate look ever at the people and events that forged the phenomenon known as underground comix, from New York to San Francisco, from the corn belt to deep in the heart of Texas, beginning that day in 1968 when R. Crumb debuted ZAP #1 from a baby carriage on Haight Ashbury Street. Rosenkranz has spent over 30 years researching this book and acquiring the cooperation of every significant underground cartoonist who worked throughout this period, including Crumb, Gilbert (Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers) Shelton, Bill (Zippy) Griffith, Art (Maus) Spiegelman, Jack Jackson, S. Clay Wilson, Robert Williams, and many more. The book is illustrated with many never-before-seen drawings by all of the underground cartoonists and exclusive photographs.

The book is centered in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, where Crumb and the rest of his Zap cronies commingled with the rest of the city’s counter-cultural scene, notably musicians like the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. The counterculture was omnipresent in San Francisco for those few years, with underground tabloids like Yellow Dog and the San Francisco Oracle steering the zeitgeist out-of-control, along with the music, political, and psychedelic drug scenes, all of which found a group of unlikely revolutionaries who drew cartoons right at the epicenter. This is the definitive book on a memorable and historic era, available for the first time in paperback in this newly designed, expanded and revised edition.

292-page color/b&w 9" x 12" softcover • $34.99
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Sneak peek video & photos: Rebel Visions
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Rebel VisionspreviewsPatrick Rosenkranznew releases 5 May 2008 10:23 AM

Presenting a random flip through the pages of the new softcover edition of Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975 by Patrick Rosenkranz, coming soon. We also have a gallery of detailed still photos you can browse or view as a slideshow on Flickr.

(We'd love to get your feedback on presenting sneak peeks in video format like this, so please leave a comment here if you have any thoughts. Thanks!) 

Members Preview: Rebel Visions
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Rebel VisionspreviewsPatrick Rosenkranznew releasesmeta 16 Apr 2008 4:07 PM

Rebel Visions by Patrick Rosenkranz

This week's free preview is a downloadable 25-page excerpt — the entire first chapter — from the upcoming expanded and revised softcover edition of Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975, the definitive history of the era by Patrick Rosenkranz. These previews are exclusive to registered Fantagraphics.com users, so sign up and/or sign in to view.

(As a reminder, 20/20 Club members receive these previews two weeks before we post them on the website, just one of many great reasons to join up...)
Read the Rebel Visions introduction
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Rebel VisionspreviewsPatrick Rosenkranznew releasesmeta 2 Apr 2008 2:55 PM

Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975 by Patrick Rosenkranz

Now reprinted here on the Fantagraphics website for your reading enjoyment: the full Introduction to the forthcoming, revised softcover edition of Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975 by Patrick Rosenkranz. It actually comprises 3 sections: the Foreword, "The Setting" and "Distant Early Warnings." Read it here.

Patrick Rosenkranz interview
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Patrick Rosenkranz 30 Mar 2008 9:58 AM

  

Tom Spurgeon has a great interview up today with Rebel Visions author Patrick Rosenkranz. If you have the slightest interest in underground comix, read this interview. 

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