On sale date: January 21, 2020
From Public Enemy to Professor X, this collection of scans of raw, un-retouched original art gives insight into the creative and drawing processes of the best-selling, award-winning Hip Hop Family Tree Tree/X-Men graphic novelist.
This career overview of one of comics' greatest creators collects raw, un-retouched original pages from the best-selling series Hip-Hop Family Tree and X-Men: Grand Design, and includes commercial art, designs for a line of Public Enemy action figures, and much more. It features over 150 pages of exact facsimiles of the artwork sitting on Piskor's drawing table, at the exact size created, scanned in full color to showcase every detail in the artist’s process — from blue pencil, to Wite-Out, to swaths of deep, inky blacks. Each piece is annotated by Piskor personally. It’s like sitting in the author’s studio! A must-have book for students, educators, and collectors.
“Piskor uses every trick in the comic-book playbook to keep things taut and crackling. He varies figures' sizes, adds and subtracts different gradations of color and moves from realism to cartoony exaggeration. ” — Etelka Lehoczky - NPR
- 15.6" × 22.2"