Hendrix Vol. 1: Electric Requiem

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The 1960s was a time of new freedoms in America as well as ongoing civil strife. It was also a time of drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll. The electric guitar played a major role in the soundtrack of the times. When guitarists were gods, at the top of the pantheon was Jimi Hendrix. He was loved by many and is considered one of the best to ever take the stage.

Hendrix Vol. 1: Electric Requiem is a new graphic novel perfect for any Jimi Hendrix fan. Written and penciled by Mattia Colombara, the book tells the compelling life story of the little boy from Seattle who grew into a man loved worldwide. Colombara portrayed the young imaginative Jimi in the Prince Valiant-style graphic. The illustration signified different eras in Jimi’s life, from the use of darker tones in his foundational years to more vibrant colors that appropriately represent the musician’s psychedelic period. Colombara does not shy away from the hardships Jimi experienced, choosing to focus on the ongoing racism, much of what Jimi personally went through. Even as an illustrated story, this is one of the most complete Hendrix bios. With chapters named after his songs, it’s hard to get through without Jimi Hendrix playing in your head.

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Author Mattia Colombara
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 144 pages
Publisher Ablaze Books
Publish Date 18-May-2022
ISBN 9781950912650
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Issue June 2022
Category Sequential Art