KingCl (Anderson)

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  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 04/17/2013
  • Publisher: FANTAGRAP

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In King, Ho Che Anderson rendered Martin Luther King Jr.'s life from his childhood in Atlanta to his tragic assassination in an expressionistic visual style that propelled King's story with cinematic momentum: in doing so, he created a monumental graphic biography that liberated King from the saintly, one-dimensional, hagiographic image so prevalent in pop culture. Out of print since 2006, Fantagraphics Books is publishing a newly designed volume, King: The Special Edition, that includes the original 240-page book as well as nearly a hundred additional pages of "extras," including: "Black Dogs," a 14-page prelude which features a dialogue between a young black couple expecting a child, living in LA in the aftermath of the Rodney King riots; excerpts from the author's work diary; sketches; excerpts from the draft of the script; and an all-new epilogue titled "Assassin," written and drawn especially for this new edition. This book is a must-have for libraries and is a wonderful educational resource for high school-aged-and-up students, as well as African-American Studies programs.

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