Co-presented with SHORT RUN.
Released at the very end of 2016, Michael Tisserand’s biographical work, Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White (Harper), has, in its brief run so far already found itself a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Jacqueline Bogard Weld Award for Biography. And it’s been finding readers, and sending many on the the world of George Herriman and his Krazy Kat comics.
“George Herriman was a poet in a new visual language. As a man, he was an enigma to match his greatest creation, the sublime Krazy Kat. Michael Tisserand has done a masterful job of illuminating this life lived in the shadowy borderlands of racial identity; along the way he also gives a brilliant overview of the golden years of American cartooning. Krazy is a monumental work of biography about a true American genius.” — Tom Piazza.
“This is a gripping read at the intersection of pop culture and American history.” — Publisher's Weekly.