The whole purpose of Free Comic Book Day is for publishers to get new readers to pick up their books by offering a sample. Artist/writer Ed Piskor and his publisher Fantagraphics hit one out of the park with the Hip Hop Family Tree Two-In-One sampler.
It pulls material from the first volume that shows how characters from comics and rap music are similar. I didn’t even know this was a project and I want it now. Immediately.
It’s well written, the art is fantastic and Hip Hop Family Tree also happens to be hilarious. Not to mention the coloring and production effects that make this look completely vintage. I think I’m in love.
Rappers all have alter egos, much like comic book characters do. That’s what drew me to hip hop. The different characters.Then the culture kicked in and so did the partying that went along with it lol!