Becoming Andy Warhol

Nick Bertozzi, Pierce Hargan

Celebrated during his lifetime as much for his personality as for his paintings, Andy Warhol (1928–1987) is the man who invented Pop Art, the notion of 15 minutes of fame, and the idea that an artist could be as illustrious as the work he creates. With a unique, focused look at Warhol’s life, this graphic novel biography offers insight into the turning point of Warhol’s career and the time leading up to the creation of the Thirteen Most Wanted Men mural for the 1964 World’s Fair, when Warhol clashed with urban planner Robert Moses and architect Philip Johnson. In Becoming Andy Warhol, New York Times bestselling writer Nick Bertozzi and artist Pierce Hargan showcase the moment when, by stubborn force of personality and sheer burgeoning talent, Warhol went up against the creative establishment and emerged to become one of the most significant artists of the 20th century.

Creator Bio

Nick Bertozzi is an Ignatz and Harvey Award–winner, and the author of the well-reviewed (and sometimes-censored) graphic novel The Salon (Macmillan, April 2007), as well as numerous other award-winning and bestselling graphic novels. He has also illustrated for Nickelodeon, Spin, The New York Times, New York Press, Gourmet, and WFMU. Bertozzi lives in New York and teaches at the School of Visual Arts.
Pierce Hargan is a Los Angeles-born cartoonist and a graduate of the School of Visual Arts who has collaborated on films and children’s books. Hargan lives in Brooklyn.

Price £15.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 4 October 2016
Pages 160
Height 248mm
Width 175mm
Illustrations Two-colour illustrations throughout
Rights Europe, Africa, Middle East
ISBN-13 9781419718755