The Beats: A Graphic History

 BTA6   (Hill and Wang, 2010)

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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.

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