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(2009)

Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
22.00 USD
Pages:
216
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Farrar, Strauss and Giroux
Brand:
Hill and Wang
ISBN:
978-0-8090-9496-7; 0-8090-9496-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9780809094967 52200
Editing:
Paul Buhle
Color:
Black and White
Dimensions:
9.25" x 6.12" (23.49 cm x 15.54 cm)
Binding:
Hardcover
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Cover is a wraparound jacket designed by Aaron Artessa

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Ed Piskor
Inks:
Ed Piskor
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Characters:
Jack Kerouac; Allen Ginsburg; William Burroughs
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Pencils:
Ed Piskor; Mary Fleener; Jerome Neukirch; Peter Kuper; Anne Timmons; Jeffrey Lewis; Summer McClinton
Inks:
Ed Piskor; Mary Fleener; Jerome Neukirch; Peter Kuper; Anne Timmons; Jeffrey Lewis; Summer McClinton
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Characters:
Jack Kerouac; Allen Ginsburg; William Burroughs; Slim Brundage; Diane di Prima; Neal Cassady; Gary Snyder; Jay Defeo; Tuli Kupferberg; Kenneth Rexroth; Michael McClure; Philip Whalen; Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Charles Olson; Robert Creeley; Hettie Cohen

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The Beats (Table of Contents)

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The Beats: A Graphic History (Table of Contents)

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Contents (Table of Contents)

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Introduction (Table of Contents)

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Paul Buhle; Harvey Pekar
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The Beats: Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs (Table of Contents)

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Ed Piskor
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Jack Kerouac (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 48 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Piskor
Inks:
Ed Piskor
Letters:
Ed Piskor

Characters:
Jack Kerouac; Edie Parker; Sammy Sampas; Joan Vollmer; Lucien Carr (cameo); William S. Burroughs; Dave Kammerer (cameo); Allen Ginsberg; Herbert Huncke (cameo); Neal Cassady; Carolyn Robinson (cameo); John Clellon Holmes (cameo); Nin Kerouac (cameo); Joan Haverty; Robert Giroux (cameo); Malcolm Cowley (cameo); Alene Lee (cameo); Gore Vidal (cameo); Carl Solomon (cameo); Peter Olovsky (cameo); Lawrence Ferlinghetti (cameo); Gary Snyder (cameo); Philip Whalen (cameo); Norman Mailer (cameo); Jackie Kennedy (cameo); Ellis Amburn (cameo); Stella Sampas (cameo)
Synopsis:
The story details Kerouac's life from 1939 to his death in the late sixties.

Allen Ginsberg (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Piskor
Inks:
Ed Piskor
Letters:
Ed Piskor

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Allen Ginsberg; Peter Orlovsky (cameo); Salvador Dali (cameo); Jack Kerouac; William S. Burroughs; Lawrence Ferlinghetti (cameo); Dame Edith Sitwell (cameo); Neal Cassady; Joe Levy (cameo); Yevgeny Yevtushenko (cameo); Andrei Voznesensky (cameo); Timothy Leary (cameo); Chogyam Trungpa (cameo); Anne Waldman (cameo); Joe Strummer (cameo); John Hammond (cameo); Daniel Ortega (cameo)
Synopsis:
The story touches on Ginberg's life from his birth in 1926 to his death in 1997.

William S. Burroughs (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Piskor
Inks:
Ed Piskor
Letters:
Ed Piskor

Genre:
biography
Characters:
William S. Burroughs; Allen Ginsberg; Jack Kerouac; Joan Vollmer; Herbert Huncke (cameo); Norman Mailer (cameo); Anthony Balch (cameo)
Synopsis:
The story touches on Burrough's life from 1929 to his death in 1997

The Beats: Perspectives (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mary Fleener; Nick Thorkelson; Gary Dumm
Inks:
Mary Fleener; Nick Thorkelson; Gary Dumm
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Kenneth Patchen; Diane di Prima; Jackson Pollock
Synopsis:
Section heading page

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The San Francisco Poetry Renaissance (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Piskor
Inks:
Ed Piskor
Letters:
Ed Piskor

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Kenneth Rexroth
Synopsis:
This story details Kenneth Rexroth's contributions to the Beat Movement and the San Francisco poetry scene.

Michael McClure (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Piskor
Inks:
Ed Piskor
Letters:
Ed Piskor

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Michael McClure
Synopsis:
The story briefly touches upon Michael McClure's importance to the West Coast scene.

Philip Whalen (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Piskor
Inks:
Ed Piskor
Letters:
Ed Piskor

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Philip Whalen
Synopsis:
The story briefly describes Philip Whalen's route into becoming a poet and Buddhist monk.

Between Rexroth and Gary Snyder in the Bay Area (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Piskor
Inks:
Ed Piskor
Letters:
Ed Piskor

Genre:
biography
Characters:
William Everson; Robinson Jeffers
Synopsis:
A brief story discussing the poets William Everson and Robinson Jeffers.

Robert Duncan (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Piskor
Inks:
Ed Piskor
Letters:
Ed Piskor

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Robert Duncan
Synopsis:
A brief summary of Robert Duncan's earlier years as a poet.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Piskor
Inks:
Ed Piskor
Letters:
Ed Piskor

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Synopsis:
The story details Lawrence Ferlinghetti's importance as a poet, publisher and co-founder of the City Lights bookstore.

Gregory Corso (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Piskor
Inks:
Ed Piskor
Letters:
Ed Piskor

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Gregory Corso; Allen Ginsberg (cameo)
Synopsis:
A brief summary of Gregory Corso's life from his teens to his first published volume.

Leroi Jones/ Amiri Baraka (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Piskor
Inks:
Ed Piskor
Letters:
Ed Piskor

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Leroi Jones [Amiri Baraka]
Reprints:
  • A brief outline of Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka's career, from his adoption and later rejection of black nationalism to beyond.

Charles Olson (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Piskor
Inks:
Ed Piskor
Letters:
Ed Piskor

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Charles Olson; John Cage (cameo)
Synopsis:
A brief rundown on major points in the life of Charles Olson.

Robert Creeley (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Ed Piskor
Inks:
Ed Piskor
Letters:
Ed Piskor

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Robert Creeley
Synopsis:
A brief description of the qualities of Robert Creeley's poetry.

City Lights & The Beats in San Francisco (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Buhle; Nancy J. Peters
Pencils:
Jay Kinney
Inks:
Jay Kinney
Letters:
Jay Kinney

Characters:
Richard Henry Dana (cameo); Mark Twain (cameo); Henry George (cameo); Charlotte Perkins Gilman (cameo); Jack London (cameo); Frank Norris (cameo); Bob Kaufman (cameo); Billie Holiday (cameo); Ruth Weiss (cameo); Michael McClure (cameo); Philip Lamantia (cameo); John Wieners (cameo); David Meltzer (cameo); Lawrence Ferlinghetti (cameo); Shig Murao (cameo); Judge Clayton Horn (cameo); Jack Kerouac (cameo); Diane Di Prima (cameo); Leroi Jones (cameo); Nancy J. Peters (cameo); Paul Yamazaki (cameo)
Synopsis:
The story details the history of San Francisco's role as a beacon for progressive writers.

Kenneth Patchen (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar; Nick Thorkelson
Pencils:
Nick Thorkelson
Inks:
Nick Thorkelson
Letters:
Nick Thorkelson

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Kenneth Patchen
Synopsis:
A brief rundown on the life of Kenneth Patchen

Lamantia (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Nancy Joyce Peters; Penelope Rosemont
Pencils:
Summer McClinton
Inks:
Summer McClinton
Letters:
Summer McClinton

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Philip Lamantia; Andre Breton (cameo); John Cage (cameo); Parker Tyler (cameo); Alexander Hammid (cameo); Harry Smith (cameo); John Hoffman (cameo); Jack Kerouac (cameo); Paul Bowles (cameo); Leonora Carrington (cameo); Ernesto Cardenal (cameo); Homero Aridjis (cameo); Bob Kaufman (cameo); Sabato Simon Rodia (cameo); Nancy J. Peters (cameo); Ted Joans (cameo); Joyce Mansour (cameo); Lawrence Ferlinghetti (cameo); Franklin Rosemont (cameo); Penelope Rosemont (cameo)
Synopsis:
This story details the life of poet Philip Lamantia

Gary Snyder (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Peter Kuper
Inks:
Peter Kuper
Letters:
Peter Kuper

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Gary Snyder; Philip Whalen (cameo); Lew Welch (cameo)
Synopsis:
A brief biography on the poet Gary Snyder

Diane di Prima (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar; Mary Fleener
Pencils:
Mary Fleener
Inks:
Mary Fleener
Letters:
Mary Fleener

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Diane di Prima
Synopsis:
A brief rundown on the life of Diane di Prima.

The Janitor (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerome Neukirch
Pencils:
Jerome Neukirch
Inks:
Jerome Neukirch
Letters:
Jerome Neukirch

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Slim Brundage
Synopsis:
A brief rundown on the life of Slim Brundage.

Beatnik Chicks (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Joyce Brabner
Pencils:
Summer McClinton
Inks:
Summer McClinton
Letters:
Summer McClinton

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Jan Kerouac (cameo); Diane di Prima; Hettie Jones; Joan Kerouac (cameo); Joyce Johnson; Carolyn Cassady; Jack Kerouac (cameo); Allen Ginsberg (cameo); Elise Cowan; Leroi Jones; Neal Cassady
Synopsis:
Joyce Brabner details the struggles of the Beat Women.

Jay Defeo: The Rose (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Trina Robbins
Pencils:
Anne Timmons
Inks:
Anne Timmons
Letters:
Anne Timmons

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Jay Defeo; Wally Hedrick
Synopsis:
A brief story describing how Jay Defeo's painting "The Rose" came about.

Art Beats (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gary Dumm; Paul Buhle [aided by]
Pencils:
Gary Dumm
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Jackson Pollock; Jack Kerouac (cameo); Willem De Kooning (cameo); Franz Kline (cameo); Larry Rivers
Synopsis:
The story details some connections between the Beats and painters like Jackson Pollock and Larry Rivers.

Jazz and Poetry (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar
Pencils:
Lance Tooks
Inks:
Lance Tooks
Letters:
Lance Tooks

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Kenneth Rexroth; Dave Tough (cameo); Charles Mingus (cameo); Kenneth Patchen (cameo); Bob Kaufman (cameo); Steve Allen (cameo); Jack Kerouac (cameo); Al Cohn (cameo); Zoot Sims (cameo)
Synopsis:
A brief rundown on the history of mixing jazz with poetry.

The Harassment of d.a. levy (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harvey Pekar (pages 1-4); Paul Buhle (page 5)
Pencils:
Gary Dumm
Inks:
Gary Dumm
Letters:
Gary Dumm

Genre:
biography
Characters:
d.a. levy [Daryll Allen Levy]; Allen Ginsberg (cameo); Doug Blazek (cameo); Gary Snyder (cameo)
Synopsis:
A brief bio on Cleveland poet d.a. levy.

Tuli Kupferberg (Table of Contents)

The Beats: A Graphic History / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Tuli Kupferberg; Jeffrey Lewis
Pencils:
Jeffrey Lewis
Inks:
Jeffrey Lewis
Letters:
Jeffrey Lewis

Characters:
Tuli Kupferberg; Ed Sanders; Ken Weaver; Steve Weber; Peter Stampfel; Harry Smith; Velvet Underground (cameo)
Synopsis:
Tuli Kupferberg co-wrote this story detailing both his early days in New York City and how The Fugs got together.

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About Our Artists and Writers (Table of Contents)

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Acknowledgments (Table of Contents)

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Pencils:
Ed Piskor; Mary Fleener; Jerome Neukirch; Peter Kuper; Anne Timmons; Jeffrey Lewis; Summer McClinton
Inks:
Ed Piskor; Mary Fleener; Jerome Neukirch; Peter Kuper; Anne Timmons; Jeffrey Lewis; Summer McClinton
Colors:
?

Characters:
Jack Kerouac; Allen Ginsburg; William Burroughs; Slim Brundage; Diane di Prima; Neal Cassady; Gary Snyder; Jay Defeo; Tuli Kupferberg; Kenneth Rexroth; Michael McClure; Philip Whalen; Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Charles Olson; Robert Creeley; Hettie Cohen

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insert or dust jacket / pages (report information)

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Inside back cover flap to the dust jacket. Includes author, jacket design and publisher credits.

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  1. 0. [no title indexed]
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  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. The Beats
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. The Beats: A Graphic History
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. Contents
  10. 9. Introduction
  11. 10. The Beats: Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. Jack Kerouac
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  14. 13. Allen Ginsberg
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  15. 14. William S. Burroughs
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  16. 15. The Beats: Perspectives
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. The San Francisco Poetry Renaissance
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  19. 18. Michael McClure
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  20. 19. Philip Whalen
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  21. 20. Between Rexroth and Gary Snyder in the Bay Area
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  22. 21. Robert Duncan
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  23. 22. Lawrence Ferlinghetti
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  24. 23. Gregory Corso
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  25. 24. Leroi Jones/ Amiri Baraka
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  26. 25. Charles Olson
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  27. 26. Robert Creeley
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  28. 27. City Lights & The Beats in San Francisco
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  29. 28. Kenneth Patchen
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  30. 29. Lamantia
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  31. 30. Gary Snyder
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  32. 31. Diane di Prima
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  33. 32. The Janitor
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  34. 33. Beatnik Chicks
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  35. 34. Jay Defeo: The Rose
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  36. 35. Art Beats
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  37. 36. Jazz and Poetry
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  38. 37. The Harassment of d.a. levy
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  39. 38. Tuli Kupferberg
    The Beats: A Graphic History
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
  41. 40. About Our Artists and Writers
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
  43. 42. Acknowledgments
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
  47. 46. [no title indexed]
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