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Original Essays | April 11, 2014

Paul Laudiero: IMG Shit Rough Draft

I was sitting in a British and Irish romantic drama class my last semester in college when the idea for Shit Rough Drafts hit me. I was working... Continue »
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Legends of the Blues [With CD (Audio)]


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Robert Johnson, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Howlin Wolf, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters—say their names out loud and you can just hear the blues. Now, acclaimed artist William Stout visualizes these artists and their music with 100 stunning portraits. This graphically powerful collection includes profiles of classic musicians drawn by a master illustrator. Stout beautifully captures the signature style of each blues legend and then adds authoritative biographical text with personal and humorous writing that brings it on home. Includes recommended playlists and an exclusive bonus music CD.

Praise for Legends of the Blues:

“So good, youd think illustrator William Stout made a deal with the devil.” —Mother Jones.com

“I could go on and on about how much I love Stout's detailed pen-and-ink work and pleasing watercolors” – Boing Boing


About the Author

William Stout is an award-winning artist and writer who has worked for over 45 years in various media, including comics (Tarzan and Little Annie Fanny, with Harvey Kurtzman); film (with Monty Python, Jim Henson, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, and Disney); the record industry; magazine illustration; and public murals at museums across the country, including the San Diego Natural History Museum and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. He lives in Pasadena, California.

Product Details

Stout, William
Abrams Comicarts
Leimbacher, Ed
Graphic Novels-Nonfiction
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
100 color illustrations
7.13 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 12

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