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JOHN WESLEY HARDIN
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LOST CAUSE:
John Wesley Hardin, The Taylor-Sutton Feud, and Reconstruction Texas
by Jack Jackson
Paperback: 168 pages
Kitchen Sink Press
ISBN: 0878166181
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JIMI HENDRIX
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VOODOO CHILD
The Illustrated Legend of Jimi Hendrix
by Martin I. Green & Bill Sienkiewicz
Hardcover Book
   & CD Edition
Penguin USA
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This extraordinary graphic-biography of rock superstar Jimi Hendrix comes packaged with a never-before-released, 30-minute CD of Hendrix's songs. More than 900 original illustrations and shifting narrative modes, layered with Jimi's own words, lyrics, and poetry, complete the set.
CD REVIEW 
"Voodoo Child is one tribute worthy of the man's memory. A first-of-a-kind multimedia project...the work casts Hendrix's life in a brilliantly rendered light.... The art draws us into Jimi's life as Martin Green's tasteful text shuttles us through the story....Together, the book and [companion] disc [are] well worth the cover price."

BRITISH GQ 
"Resplendently fresh...Sienkiewicz...has provided an astounding series of... paintings. Green's imaginative narrative...adds an effective gloss. More than any previous Hendrix biography...Voodoo Child breathes life into its subject."

"In VOODOO CHILD, Bill Sienkiewicz has created a stunningly beautiful visual chronicle of Jimi's life and genius that stands alone among the many biographies of Hendrix. Terrific!"
--VERNON REID (lead guitarist for Living Color)
 
MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr.
KING
by Ho Che Anderson
Paperback: 80 pages
Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1560971126
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Comics artist Anderson has produced a grand, interpretive biography of Martin Luther King Jr. that seeks to probe the man, his accomplishments and America's racial dilemma. Powerfully cinematic, the work opens with a series of anonymous characters, the attestors, speaking of their personal attraction to, or disdain for, King. Then a short sequence focuses on four urban black communities,  presenting a contemporary sampling of racial conflict and violence, before introducing King's childhood in Atlanta, Ga., in 1934. From there he plunges into King's life with a passion: graduate studies in liberal Boston; meeting Coretta; his collaboration with Ralph Abernathy; Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott; and the ever present physical danger. This first of a projected three-volume series ends with King's stabbing at a boycott in 1960. Anderson has produced a vividly complex portrait of a legendary American figure, detailing King's flaws--his woman-chasing and domineering personality--as well as his courage and moral vision. The stark black-and-white illustrations erupt from the page, perfectly capturing the visual force of a violent and heroic period in American history.
Copyright 1993 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
A compelling look at a very great, but very human, man.
This book is a revealing documentary about one of the greatest men in American history, Martin Luther King, Jr. It essentially reveals that this man who is now seen as the Twentieth Century's equivalent of Abraham Lincoln was also a man of foibles and some weaknesses, and how much of his crusade still has to be won. And yet, the book does not take away the essential nobility of his fight, even though it was shown to be tougher than we remember. In fact, this book, by showing how King had flaws, emphasizes that we have ability to take up his cause and not be intimidated by the lionized image of this very great, but very human, man.
MARILYN MONROE
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MARILYN:
The Story of a Woman
by Kathryn Hyatt
Paperback
Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1888363061
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Just When You Thought You'd Read Everything... 

You know how someone says of a book, "I couldn't put it down"? Sometimes it's hyperbole, and sometimes they're talking about this book. After all the tell-all books and the innumerable TV movies and mini-series, this simple comic book manages to capture something new of Marilyn/Norma Jean Baker. Her soul. An incredibly compelling fictional biography of one of America's most familiar icons, Marilyn Monroe.

Kathryn Hyatt, in telling this story in the comics medium, creates an atmosphere not possible in a prose biography. Here Marilyn speaks for herself--to her psychoanalyst, to a reporter--and ultimately to the reader of this book. Beginning where her unstable mother leaves off, Marilyn begins to dream of fame in early childhood. The reader follows Monroe's rise to stardom, progressing through the lower depths of Hollywood into the hard realities of stardom. Seen through the prism of Marilyn's inner world, her achievements and failures take on a new complexity and poignancy.
 

An incredibly compelling fictional biography of one of America's most familiar icons, Marilyn Monroe. Kathryn Hyatt, in telling this story in the comics medium, creates an atmosphere not possible in a prose biography. Here Marilyn speaks for herself--to her psychoanalyst, to a reporter--and ultimately to the reader of this book. Beginning where her unstable mother leaves off, Marilyn begins to dream of fame in early childhood. The reader follows Monroe's rise to stardom, progressing through the lower depths of Hollywood into the hard realities of stardom. Seen through the prism of Marilyn's inner world, her achievements and failures take on a new complexity and poignancy. 

The author, Kathryn Hyatt , February 10, 2000
Marilyn for the Millennium
I was standing in my kitchen making toast and thinking about shopping for school clothes, when the news of Marilyn Monroe's suicide came over the radio. That moment, exactly where I stood, the August morning light, are fixed in my memory like a polaroid. I was shocked. How could anyone so alive be dead? It hardly mattered that I had never met the woman. By the time I was twelve, Marilyn Monre already had a grip on my imagination. As I was growing up, I would rediscover Marilyn Monroe every few years. I eagerly consumed each revived film, discovered photograph, and new book. Marilyn seemed to grow in depth and complexity as I did. When I became an artist, a woman artist at that, my empathy for Marilyn grew. I became dissatisfied with the way she was portrayed in the media. The glitzy artificial icon, the simpering self-destructing addict, the sexual adventuress, the victum of a dozen different conspiracy theories--all distort, oversimplify and deprive her of her humanity. "My" Marilyn was flawed, funny, brave, troubled, but most of all hard to pin down. I appreciate that about Marilyn. She frustrates all efforts to have the final say, to own her. She still insists on being her own person.

Josh Neufeld & Rob Walker
Titans of Finance
True Tales of Money & Business
by Josh Neufeld & Rob Walker
Paperback: 24 pages
Alternative Comics
ISBN: 1891867059
$3.50
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James Cramer, Founder, TheStreet.com
A brilliant use of the medium.

Ken Kurson, Money Magazine
...The black-and-white morality of comics makes the ideal canvas.

Harvey Pekar
...Accounts of the lives of sometimes rich and frequently unscrupulous hit the mark with their irony and sharp observations.

What goes up must come down. It's a natural law that the New Economy just learned all over again. Recent times have been fantastically dramatic in the cloistered world of American business: Narratives full of larger-than-life characters, outsized egos, astonishing hubris, and lots and lots of money. It's action-packed. It makes good comics. That's the idea behind Titans of Finance, a new and groundbreaking merger of reality - straight from the business pages - and comix. You've never seen anything like it: True tales from the world of big money, wittily translated through America's most populist medium. Meet Ron Perelman, the man who made millions while presiding over the Mighty Marvel Comics train wreck. Thrill to the antics of "Chainsaw" Al Dunlap, Mike "The V-Man" Vranos, and "Jaybird" Goldinger - and many more of Wall Street's most well-known Icaruses. These aren't just instructive episodes about the current climate. They're timeless tales, like the Bible or Cats. Never mind Spawn and Spider-man. These are our superheroes now.These tales "hit the mark," says Harvey Pekar, and are "a brilliant use of the medium," according to TheStreet.com's James J. Cramer. Best of all, it's all true! Titans of Finance is entirely based on press accounts. The results are mind-blowing. Over the past five years, in fact, Titans has crushed the benchmark S&P 500. You've never seen anything like it - this is one acquisition you won't regret. Titans of Finance features the crisp art of Josh Neufeld (co-creator of Keyhole), and the incisive scripts of the mysterious R. Walker.

From the Publisher
Josh Neufeld has been drawing comics since he was four years old. With his friend of almost 20 years, Dean Haspiel, Josh co-created Keyhole, where Josh does stories about his travel experiences in Southeast Asia and Central Europe. Keyhole has run for six issues with two different publishers. Josh has contributed artwork to Harvey Pekar's American Splendor (Dark Horse), the SPX anthologies, The Big Book of Urban Legends (DC/Paradox Press), and Duplex Planet Illustrated (Fantagraphics), among others. He resides in Brooklyn and makes a living mixing freelance illustration with web design.

About the Authors
Josh Neufeld has been drawing comics since he was four years old. With his friend of almost 20 years, Dean Haspiel, Josh co-created Keyhole, where Josh does stories about his travel experiences in Southeast Asia and Central Europe. Keyhole has run for six issues with two different publishers. Josh has contributed artwork to Harvey Pekar's American Splendor (Dark Horse), the SPX anthologies, The Big Book of Urban Legends (DC/Paradox Press), and Duplex Planet Illustrated (Fantagraphics), among others. He resides in Brooklyn and makes a living mixing freelance illustration with web design. Rob Walker is a freelance journalist and the Moneybox columnist for Slate.com. His writing -- on such subjects as money culture, advertising, music, and sequential artists ­ has appeared in many magazines and newspapers. Walker has worked as an editor for the New York Times Magazine, Money, and The American Lawyer, among other publications. He is a graduate of the University of Tex! as at Austin, where he had his first experience making comics by co-creating, with Erin Mayes, an experimental strip that ran in The Daily Texan in 1990. A native of Texas, Walker now lives in New Orleans.

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