Born #onthisday 7 April 1915, Eleanora Fagan, better known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career spanning nearly thirty years.
In this book, Billie Holiday, by Argentinian Carlos Sampayo and artist José Muñoz is a graphic memoir in the NBM Graphic biography series that also includes works about Marie Antoinette, Glenn Gould and Elvis. The high quality of the production distinguishes this from other, similar projects. It’s beautifully rendered in black and white block prints, with an (uneven) angry and adulatory introduction by Francis Marmande, a writer and journalist for Le Monde. It also includes a section of full page worldless jazz and blues artistic renderings by Muñoz.
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