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Description - Legends of the Blues by William Stout

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, you'd 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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781419706868
ISBN-10: 1419706861
Format: Hardback
(190mm x 155mm x 23mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Abrams ComicArts
Publisher: Abrams
Publish Date: 7-May-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Stout

William Stout is an award-winning artist and writer who has worked for over forty five years in comics (Tarzan, Little Annie Fanny with Harvey Kurtzman), the record industry (Firesign Theatre, Rhino Records), motion pictures (Life of Brian, Wizards, Conan, First Blood, as well as multiple projects with Jim Henson, Monty Python, the Walt Disney Company, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg and Roger Corman), and magazine illustration (Heavy Metal, The Hollywood Reporter). Stout has also created murals for the San Diego Natural History Museum, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Walt Disney's Animal Kingdom, the Orton Geological Museum, the Museum of the Rockies and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science.

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