The second volume of Ed Piskor’s comic book series is set to drop next month.
Released last year, Hip Hop Family Tree Vol.1 was Pittsburgh based illustrator Ed Piskor’s attempt at chronicling the early history of Hip Hop culture in comic book form. Available in physical format and for free online, the first volume took in the late 70’s through to the start of the 80’s in endearingly retro style and drew praise from all over. Biz Markie and De La Soul were amongst many leading Hip Hop figures to big up Piskor, whilst The New York Times and SPIN magazine put the comic on their annual best of lists for 2013.
Due for release this September, Vol.2 is said to cover the years 1981 to 1983 and look at the emergence of RUN-DMC, N.W.A and the Beastie Boys, as well as seminal moments such as the release of Afrika Bambaata’s ‘Planet Rock’ and classic Graffiti film ‘Wild Style’. Piskor, who previously won plaudits for his look at the computer hacking underworld with ‘Wizzywig – Portrait of a Serial Hacker’, has been uploading grabs from Vol.2 as he draws them on to Boing Boing. Those wanting to get their hands on a physical copy meanwhile, can pre-order one over at Fantagraphics.
via It’s Nice That