Gonzo - A Graphic Biography of Hunter S. Thompson

Author(s): Will Bingley; Anthony Hope-Smith (Illustrator); Alan Rinzler (Foreword by)

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Over the course of Hunter S. Thompson's extraordi-nary life he was publicly branded a bum, a vandal, a thief, a liar, an addict, a freak, and a psychopath. Some of which were true. Yet even when compared to the most significant figures of the 20th century, his legacy retains a brilliantly vital force. The great American writer, the great American iconoclast, the great American hedonist--however you choose to view him, Thompson remains the high-water mark for all social commentators worldwide, and a truly fearless champion of individual liberties. This is his story, the story of a troubled kid from Louisville who went on to become an international icon. A story that plumbs the darkest depths of American society and charts the now legendary adventures that birthed Gonzo Journalism, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and a lifestyle beyond imagination.

Praise for Gonzo
"I was attracted to its bright orange cover and the drawing of the long-legged Thompson clutching a satchel, running away from something. It was enough to entice me to crack open the book. I didn't stop reading until I was finished, past my bedtime, a couple of hours later." --Boing Boing

"This diamond-sharp graphic biography is a witty, thoughtful book . . . Bingley and Hope-Smith's portrait is brave and badass, taking the kind of chances Thompson would have appreciated." --Publishers Weekly

"Exactly what it says on the tin . . . brilliant." --Brain Pickings


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781419702426
  • : Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • : Abrams ComicArts
  • : April 2012
  • : .75 Inches X 6.5 Inches X 9.25 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Will Bingley; Anthony Hope-Smith (Illustrator); Alan Rinzler (Foreword by)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 070.92
  • : 180