In Search of Gil Scott-Heron

Category: Book
By (author): Mauceri, Thomas
Illustrated By: Piquet, Seb
Subject:  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / General
  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Historical Fiction
  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / Biography & Memoir
  FICTION / Graphic Novels
Publisher: Titan
Published: July 2023
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 10.10in x 6.87in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Singer, poet and writer; considered to be the godfather of rap, Gil Scott-Heron is a myth and legend in the Afro-American music scene.

Through his personal experiences, Thomas Maucéri allows us to discover the life of this genius along with other aspects of America's recent history.

Gil Scott-Heron is one of the most important artists of the past 60 years, and is widely credited as laying the foundations for modern hip hop as we know it. This gorgeous graphic novel follows the author as he attempts to track down the elusive "Godfather of Rap" for an interview that never seems to happen, while examining his target's music, controversial life, and lasting political and cultural legacy.

Also included is a bonus article extensively reviewing Gil Scott-Heron's career and influence on music history.
Biographical NoteThomas Mauceri for ten years tried to meet Gil Scott-Heron and accumulated many missed opportunities - he was either in prison or banned from leaving American territory… Paradoxically, the author was the first to learn of his death. On the day of Gill Scott-Heron's funeral, Thomas Mauceri witnessed a surreal scene: Kanye West improvising a concert of rare intensity. In 2000, Thomas Mauceri moved to the United States where he studied cinema. Then he returned to France and obtained his master's degree in Performing Arts. Thomas works as a documentalist and assistant director.

Seb Piquet is a French concept artist who has worked for Dreamworks Animation, Paramount, and Netflix among others. He is also a comics author and illustrator, having created his own shorts and projects for French publishers.