Elvis
Elvis

Elvis

Biographies

COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

80 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Hardcover, ebook: PDF

Hardcover, $19.99 (US $19.99) (CA $27.99)

Publication Date: November 2016

ISBN 9781681120768

Price: $19.99
 
 

Overview

Stepping into Sun Studios in 1954 Elvis Aaron Presley recorded his first single "That's All Right". Little did he know he would soon revolutionize music and culture worldwide. This graphic novel biography starts with the story of "The King's" humble beginnings in Mississippi, detailing, every step of the way, his meteoric rise to the stratosphere of stardom. It includes his service in the military, his extensive record as a Hollywood film star, his complicated family life, finally ending on the last days of the Hound Dog. Le Henanff's striking photo-quality painting reconstructs Elvis's life in a presentation that practically dances off the page!

Reviews

"As a coffee table art book, Le Henanff's work is a lush success." —Publishers Weekly

"The reverent portrayal will strike a chord with Elvis loyalists. Handsome keepsake." —Gordon Flagg, Booklist

"A gorgeous book, worthy of coffee table, library or Elvis shrine." —Andrew Smith, Indiana Gazette

"Chanoinat and Le Hénanff have done Elvis proud! An excellent introduction to Elvis and his life story." —Michael Barron, XSNoise

"Elvis fans will have huge smiles on their faces upon picking up this graphic biography. The illustrations are beautiful and placed in a way to keep the reader's attention. However, the text of this title does not meet expectations. In fact, this is more of a graphic timeline than a biography. It moves from Elvis's birth to his death, listing one event after the other but leaving out the story of his life. In addition, there are times when the biography deviates into the lives of other musicians, causing confusion. Most importantly, the text leaves the reader longing for the story of Elvis's life. This title could be used as a place to begin writing a biography or as an example of a developed timeline, though the lack of bibliographic information makes this biography a less reliable source." —Diane Fenning, School Library Connection

Author Biography

Philippe Chanoinat is a prolific graphic novel writer from France, having written and published over 50 graphic novels including graphic novel adaptations of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Oliver Twist. Fabrice Le Henanff is a French illustrator best known in France for his non-fiction graphic novels H.H. Holmes, Ostfront, and Westfront. His graphic novel Modigliani was just released in English in 2015 by Salammbo Press.