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Dec 7 2012

Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree comics

This is so well done, the unfolding history of Hip Hop, drawn by Ed Piskor in the style of old 70′s underground comics by Crumb or Pekar. Starting in 1975 and continuing on into the 80′s Ed has been putting chapters on Boing Boing and they will be collected next year in print form. Love the yellowed paper, faded ink and retro vibe of it all, I wonder if he’ll change style as he moves along to mirror the historical changes in art?

Posted on Friday, December 7th, 2012 at 10:12 am under Comics, Music. You can follow these comments using the RSS feed. You can trackback from your own site or leave a comment below..


  1. Wow! This is amazing! I’ve just taken 2 hours to go through all of the strips. Even played the tunes and recordings he quotes there while reading… Such a great project! Can’t wait for the next chapter!

    Comment by Markey Funk on December 8, 2012 at 12:36 am

  2. ‘Tis cool alright. Had a laugh reading Piskor’s Wizzywig last night for this quote from the Beastie Boys’ track The Blue Nun:

    Comment by showcaseJase on December 8, 2012 at 11:00 pm


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