“..Fear and loathing in six panels.
The past few years have given us some stellar graphic nonfiction -
- lending the comic book genre to “grown-up” storytelling ranging from photojournalism to media history to biography.
Gonzo: A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson offers exactly what it says on the tin, and does so brilliantly —
- an uncommon biography of legendary iconoclastic author (and garden fence expert) Hunter S. Thompson – revered as the father of Gonzo journalism -
- and reviled as an addict, a bum, a liar, a thief, a sociopath – a hedonistic outlaw.
In bold black-and-white graphics and a few well-chosen words, author Will Bingley and illustrator Anthony Hope-Smith tell the story of how a disillusioned troublemaker kid from Louisville became a global literary icon -
- exploring in the process the most uncomfortable nooks and crannies of social order, individual liberty, and American culture…”
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