Heroes of the Comics: Portraits of the Legends of Comic Books

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Featuring approximately 75 full-color portraits of the pioneering legends of American comic books, including publishers, editors, and artists from the industry's birth in the '30s, through the brilliant artists and writers behind EC Comics in the ’50s.

Heroes of the Comics

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All lovingly rendered and chosen by Drew Friedman, a cartooning legend in his own right. Featuring subjects popular and obscure, men and women, as well as several pioneering African-American artists. Each subject features a short essay by Friedman, who grew up knowing many of the subjects included (as the son of writer Bruce Jay Friedman), including Stan Lee, Harvey Kurtzman, Will Eisner, Mort Drucker, Al Jaffee, Jack Davis, Will Elder, and Bill Gaines. More names you might recognize: Barks, Crumb, Wood, Wolverton, Frazetta, Siegel & Shuster, Kirby, Cole, Ditko, Wertham... it’s a Hall of Fame of comic book history from the man Boing Boing calls "America’s greatest living portrait artist!"

"I stand in awe of Drew Friedman’s technique and the certain flavor of sad old America he captures.” – R. Crumb

“I love Drew Friedman. He’s my favorite artist.” – Howard Stern

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Author Drew Friedman
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
Page Count 184pp
Publication Size 9 x 12
Publication Notes Hardcover, color
Publication Date August 13, 2014
ISBN 978-1-60699-731-4

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