A big congratulations to our pal Ed Piskor who was recently nominated for a Will Eisner Award in the category for Best Reality-Based Work, for Hip Hop Family Tree, Volume 2.
The book published by Fantagraphics has received rave reviews by both the comic book and hip hop community alike. The Eisner Awards are the comic book equivalent of the Oscars, named after the granddaddy of them all - Will Eisner, comic book creator and graphic novelist, responsible for such classics as ‘The Spirit’ and ‘A Contract with God’. Check out this interview from TIME about Ed Piskor and Hip Hop Family Tree, Volume 1.
Ed Piskor / Comic Books and Hip Hop History (TIME, 2014)
Hip Hop Family Tree, Volume 1 became a New York Times best-seller, telling the early days of hip hop with the likes of DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Debbie Harry, and Russell Simmons. The newest work continues the history between 1981 and 1983 with Doug E. Fresh, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, T Ski Valley, and Ice-T.
Ed Piskor, Pittsburgh Comic Book Artist
WizzyWig / Ed Piskor
So be on the lookout to purchase any of the works of Ed Piskor when you hit your local comic book store this weekend for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY and ask for something outside the realm of your typical super hero tome! Comics can tell all kinds of great stories and Ed Piskor is proof positive that independent artists are alive and well and getting the word out about all kinds of interesting and entertaining stories!
Want more info? Check out Ed Piskor’s Official Website and Fantagraphics for all things Ed Piskor!