Biography comic

The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood

The Life and Legend of Wallace Wood

Who was Wallace Wood? The maddest artist of Mad magazine? The man behind Marvel's Daredevil?The Life and Legend is an incisive look back at the life and career of one of the greatest and most mythic figures of cartooning. Edited over the course of thirty years by former Wood assistant Bhob Stewart, The Life and Legend is a biographical portrait, generously illustrated with Wood's gorgeous art as well as little-seen personal photos and childhood ephemera. Also: remembrances by Wood's friends, colleagues, assistants, and loved ones. This collective biographical and critical portrait explores the humorous spirit, dark detours, and psychological twists of a gifted maverick in American pop culture.

The True Death of Billy the Kid

The True Death of Billy the Kid

Being an authentic narrative of the final days in Billy the Kid's brief and turbulent life.' One of our folk legends of the great Wild West, William H. Bonney went from cowboy and gunslinger for a rancher to pure outlawry forever dodging justice in New Mexico when it wasn't even a state. On the one hand, he was charming, fun-loving –often at social events like dances-, quite appealing to the ladies. Also conversant in Spanish, "Billito" was popular with the Spanish speaking crowd. On the other hand, he had no compunction to coldly kill a man, a sheriff, a deputy, anyone who got in his way rustling cattle or horses for an illicit living. He also proved hard to keep in jail even when caught. It is probably his feats of derring-do escaping from jails that made him most famous and this is the main subject of this biography following him until he is shot in pitch darkness by lawmen obsessed with getting rid of him.

Niki de St. Phalle

Niki de St. Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle knew art could save the world because art saved her. From madness, from violence. From herself. A comics biography of the famous and controversial pop artist.
Genre: Biography

Sartre

Sartre

For some he was the philosopher of existentialism, for others the constant provocateur, the politically engaged author, the uncertain militant, the repenting bourgeois, the life companion of Simone de Beauvoir... From his first readings in the Luxembourg Garden to his refusal of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Jean Paul Sartre was all of this at the same time.

Kabul Disco: How I Managed Not to be Abducted in Afghanistan

Kabul Disco: How I Managed Not to be Abducted in Afghanistan

A satirical autobiography about a young Frenchman and his hilarious, yet poignant, adventures in the heart of Afghanistan. PUBLICATION IN 1 VOLUME - COMPLETED WORK. It's 2005. Nicolas Wild is a French cartoonist. He's broke and about to be homeless. He's a man without a plan. That is until destiny shows up in his inbox: a paid job... In Afghanistan! In his graphic Travelogue series, Nicolas Wild brilliantly explores the differences between the Afghan cultures around him and his own, as he and his fellow expat friends crash Asura celebrations, avoid the afterlife, and muse on the differences between Christian Easter egg hunts and Islamic penance.

Eightball

Eightball

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Genre: Biography

Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

Seen through the eyes of his beguilingly amoral companion, this seductive psychological drama explores the turbulent life of Leonardo da Vinci in shockingly intimate detail.
Genre: Biography

7 Miles a Second

7 Miles a Second

Originally published as a comic book in 1996 by DC's Vertigo Comics, 7 Miles a Second was an instant critical success and has become a cult classic amongst fans of literary and art comics. Now fully restored and expanded, 7 Miles a Second blends the gritty naturalism of Lower East Side street life with hallucinatory, psychedelic images that takes perfect advantage of the comics medium.

Brooklyn Dreams

Brooklyn Dreams

The complete critically acclaimed saga is re-collected for this collection of J.M. DeMatteis and Glenn Barr's Brooklyn Dreams. Celebrated by fans and critics alike, and long out of print, don't miss this chance to own a book that many say will change your life.

American Splendor: Windfall

American Splendor: Windfall

Continuing the amazing chronicle of the comic-book world's greatest autobiographer, focusing on the aftermath of one man's experiences with cancer. In "Flight to Chicago," Harvey and his wife Joyce experience frustration and exhaustion as a simple trip turns into an agonizing obstacle course. "Windfall Gained" tells the tale of tragedy turned to happy accident when Harvey's impatience on a snow-covered street turns to gold. Finally, in "Bloodletting," Harvey must face the difficult choice of surgery. This is an entertaining and informative look at one man's life, filled with all the drama and comedic pratfalls that we've come to expect from day-to-day existence.
Genre: Biography

American Splendor Special: A Step Out of the Nest

American Splendor Special: A Step Out of the Nest

He's stared into the Monkeycam and lived to tell about it! Critically-acclaimed comics writer Harvey Pekar returns to the racks with his first 32-page comics story ever. It chronicles Harvey's adventures in New York City last spring as he's invited to appear on "Late Night with David Letterman" after a four year hiatus - only to be bumped at the last minute by Barry Manilow! Will the fists start flying? This special stand-alone storyline is full of the gentle wisdom and understated irony for which Pekar is renown.
Genre: Biography

American Splendor: On the Job

American Splendor: On the Job

Another one shot from Harvey Pekar.
Genre: Biography

American Splendor: Odds & Ends

American Splendor: Odds & Ends

Harvey Pekar's American Splendor is back again! This issue features an odds-and-ends collection of Pekar's strips with several different artists, including Joe Sacco, Joe Zabel, Gary Dumm, and long-time collaborator Gerry Shamray! You'll see Harvey Pekar tell ya exactly how he feels about everything from music to moviemaking! Plus, you'll find out what he reallythinks about his own comics and about selling out to Hollywood! For something really different, try this no-holds-barred, autobiographical comic . . . there's nothing else like it!
Genre: Biography

The Best We Could Do

The Best We Could Do

This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family's daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves. At the heart of Bui's story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home. In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls "a book to break your heart and heal it," The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui's journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.

Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography

Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography

He's arguably one of the most influential men in America today. He's inarguably the evilest. His name is Lex Luthor...and whatever Luthor wants, Luthor gets - even if it's the life of a man who threatens his privacy. But it's Clark Kent who's arrested for the brutal murder of down-and-out biographer Peter Sands, a man who hoped to climb back to the top with THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF LEX LUTHOR. All it got him was dead. What are the secrets of his past that Luthor is willing to kill for...secrets that the merciless criminal mastermind wants kept dead and buried?
Genre: Biography

American Splendor (2006)

American Splendor (2006)

Following the success of his critically praised graphic novel THE QUITTER, Harvey Pekar returned to Vertigo with this all-new AMERICAN SPLENDOR miniseries, celebrating 30 years of the series that first showed how, as Harvey would say, "ordinary life can be pretty complex stuff."

The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story

The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story

The Fifth Beatle is the untold true story of Brian Epstein, the visionary manager who discovered and guided The Beatles-from their gigs in a tiny cellar in Liverpool to unprecedented international stardom. Yet more than merely the story of "The Man Who Made The Beatles," The Fifth Beatle is an uplifting, tragic, and ultimately inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. Brian himself died painfully lonely at the young age of thirty-two, having helped The Beatles prove through "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" that pop music could be an inspirational art form. He was homosexual when it was a felony to be so in the United Kingdom, Jewish at a time of anti-Semitism, and from Liverpool when it was considered just a dingy port town.

The Secret Lives of Julie Newmar

The Secret Lives of Julie Newmar

Julie Newmar! Time travel! Rogue scientists! Julie Newmar! Abraham Lincoln! Space aliens! Jim Morrison! And last but not least...Julie Newmar! The wacked out adventure begins in March with The Secret Lives Of Julie Newmar written by New York Times bestselling author Marc Shapiro.

One Hundred Demons

One Hundred Demons

Lynda Barry's beloved, genre-defying work of “autobifictionalography” One! Hundred! Demons! exploded the comic book medium, ending up on “Best Of” lists from Time Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. In these seventeen vignettes that touch on the scent of people's homes, why babies are the best dancers, and how pretentious exboyfriends are like head lice, Barry brings her demons out to be exorcised. Described as “brutally honest, thoughtful and soulful” by Nick Hornby in the New York Times, One! Hundred! Demons! takes on Barry's childhood with humor and poignancy.

Little Preacher

Little Preacher

Trapped. A culture of frightening words and beliefs engulf John's mind. Night time produces ominous voices and intimidating creatures who chase John's heart with the hope to claim his life to work for them. The familiar creeks and hay fields become chambers of fear.