KINGS IN DISGUISE by
JAMES VANCE and DAN BURR (1988).
Hands down, one of the finest graphic novels
ever created. Highly praised by top professionals like Will
Eisner, Art Spiegleman, Gil Kane and Harvey
Kurtzman and praised by Publishers Weekly as "one
of the top trade paperbacks of 1990," long before graphic
novels gained general respectability. Kings in Disguise
is a coming-of-age story set against the Great Depression as
a 12-year old boy, Freddie Bloch, sets across America
to find the alcoholic father who abandoned his family. Along
the way Freddie discovers another America, one populated by hobo
jungles, violent strikes and Hoovervilles, learns about himself,
and finds a surrogate father while hopping freight trains.
Powerfully told by James Vance and
evocatively illustrated by Dan Burr. Winner of multiple
Eisner and Harvey Awards. Kings was translated overseas
in 2004 in three countries: Italy (for the second time),
Sweden and France, but, sadly, remains out of print
in America.We can't endorse this one strongly enough. Published
We have the deluxe signed & number
hardcover edition, autographed on a special mplate by both
authors. Limited to 1,000 copies. Like New.