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Baby's in Black: Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe, and the Beatles

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Meet the Beatles . . . right at the beginning of their careers. This gorgeous, high-energy graphic novel is an intimate peek into the early years of the worlds greatest rock band.
 
The heart of Babys In Black is a love story. The “fifth Beatle,” Stuart Sutcliffe, falls in love with the beautiful Astrid Kirchherr when she recruits the Beatles for a sensational (and famous) photography session during their time in Hamburg. When the band returns to the UK, Sutcliffe quits, becomes engaged to Kirchherr, and stays in Hamburg. A year later, his meteoric career as a modern artist is cut short when he dies unexpectedly.
 
The book ends as it begins, with Astrid, alone and adrift; but with a note of hope: her life is incomparably richer and more directed thanks to her friendship with the Beatles and her love affair with Sutcliffe. Author/illustrator Arne Bellstorf tells this tender story with stirring, romantic black-and-white artwork.
 
Babys In Black is based on a true story.

About the Author

Arne Bellstorf was born in Dannenberg, Germany in 1979. Since 2006 he has been writing and illustrating a monthly comic page for a German newspaper, Der Tagesspiegel. His New York Times Best-Selling graphic novel Babys In Black garnered unprecedented success in the German market, finding fans from all walks of life. Arne Bellstorf lives in Hamburg, Germany.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596439184
Author:
Bellstorf, Arne
Publisher:
First Second
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Nonfiction
Edition Description:
Graphic Novels
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black and white illustrations throughout
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » General
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Historical Fiction
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Literary
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Nonfiction

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