Ed Piskor


There’s a ton of information in the first book alone. It’s extremely dense with knowledge and specifics, no doubt. Could you give me a little detail on how you found all these accounts and stories for the strips?

I have a kind of encyclopedic knowledge of the records, so that provides the linear component to the narrative. To fill in the gaps of my knowledge, and to add context, there are tons of books, photos, and interviews out there. Books like “The Big Payback,” and “Yes Yes Y’all.” Photographers like Joe Conzo, Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant. This is a project that could not be possible without the existence of the internet to corral all of this information through either online resources to review info or to buy out of print books/records. I consider myself to be a curator of information on this project.