Art and design publisher Prestell Publishing will release graphic novel biographies of street artist Banksy and of Keith Haring in October.His Name is Banksy
, written by journalist Francesco Matteuzzi with art by Marco Maraggi, tells the story of the career and causes of the most famous street artist of all time in a 128-page 6.9" x 9.7" hardcover. The story is told through the eyes of two Londoners who meet when they are arrested for graffiti and decide to make a film about Banksy’s life. MSRP is $24.95. Release is planned for October 13.
Keith Haring: The Story of His Life,
the biography of American pop artist Keith Haring, is written and drawn by Paolo Parisi, who has produced a number of graphic novel biographies, including Basquiat: A Graphic Novel
, released in 2019 (see "’Basquiat: A Graphic Novel’
"). The biography tells the story of Haring’s early life and key influences in art and music, the explosion of his career in New York’s downtown art scene in the 1980s, and how his battle with AIDs fueled his role as an advocate. Also, a 128-page hardcover retailing for $24.95. Release is planned for October 4.