Legends of the Blues
Stout, William


Key Sales Info
• Stout is an award-winning artist with a strong fan base for his work in comics, films and other media • Includes bonus music CD of 14 classic blues tracks • High-interest topic that will draw in readers from both the comics and music audiences.

HB with CD
140 x 181 mm
244 Pages Pages
100 Colour Images
Abrams - Aust Distributed
Published: Wed 1, May, 2013
Price (AUD) $24.95
Item Description
Robert Johnson, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Howlin’ Wolf, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters—say their names out loud and you can just hear the blues. Now, acclaimed artist William Stout visualizes these artists and their music with 100 stunning portraits. This graphically powerful collection includes profiles of classic musicians drawn by a master illustrator. Stout beautifully captures the signature style of each blues legend and then adds authoritative biographical text with personal and humorous writing that brings it on home. Includes recommended playlists and an exclusive bonus music CD.

About the Author

William Stout is an award-winning artist and writer who has worked for over 45 years in various media, including comics (Tarzan and Little Annie Fanny, with Harvey Kurtzman); film (with Monty Python, Jim Henson, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, and Disney); the record industry; magazine illustration; and public murals at museums across the country, including the San Diego Natural History Museum and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. He lives in Pasadena, California.