Mighty Elvis A Graphic Biography HC GN

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(W) Seymour Chwast, Steven Brower (A/CA) Seymour Chwast. Revel in this commemoration of Elvis' life in the form of a large-format art book told through the unique vision of legendary graphic novelist* designer and illustrator Seymour Chwast. Beautifully illustrated throughout* it presents an enhanced portrait of one of America's greatest celebrities. Spearheading a new music form that* combined with an attitude and a look* would change the world* Elvis Presley became one of the most important cultural figures of the second half of the 20th century. With text by author Steven Brower (Satchmo: The Life and Art of Louis Armstrong)* The Mighty Elvis reminds us of the continuing stardom of one of the most popular American singers of all time. Through Chwast's illustrations* cartoons* and comics we get to relive his early life* his meteoric rise to fame* and how he was affected by* and in turn affected* the world of music in the many genres he mastered. The book covers his first appearances on television* Graceland* his meeting with President Nixon* his wedding to Priscilla* his inspiration from Captain Marvel* Jr.* and much more! Millions of fans loved him* purchased his records* attended his sold out shows and went to his thirty-three films. Death* forty years ago* has not diminished his fame. Elvis lives! Advance solicited for November. The Mighty Elvis celebrates* in art* design* and comics* the life of a great icon of American popular culture!