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Rockabilly/Psychobilly: An Art Anthology

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Rockabilly/Psychobilly: An Art Anthology

Jamie Kendall

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A visual road trip from Route 66 to Route 666, this rockin’ collection of more than 600 artworks presents the unapologetically fun and undeniably cool spirit of rockabilly and psychobilly. The 55 artists featured here represent a global subculture and are some of today’s best lowbrow and cartoon artists, the de facto styles of the genre. Whether you’re burning for nostalgia or learning more about the phenomena, this massive collection is a study of some of the main themes of modern rockabilly culture, respect the past, be proudly defiant, and stay true to what you like. Here you’ll see a broad range of stylistic influence from the 1930s to the 1990s as well as other sub-pop cultures like jazz, ska, surf, burlesque, punk, and horror adorning album art, show posters, comics, pin-ups, and more. Complete with a playlist curated by the artists, this is a must-have volume of art by artist who are finding success despite being outsiders.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 609 color & b/w artworks | 208 pp
ISBN13: 9780764355165 | Binding: hard cover

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Jamie Kendall is an independent comic book editor and avid art book collector. His passion for lowbrow, cartoon, and retro art led to his discovery of the rockabilly and psycobilly via the artists who capture and augment the spirit of the scene. After meeting many of the talents responsible for the art, the necessity of recording and showcasing the subcultures’ best works became apparent. With the help of 55 of the most talented and exhilarating artists working today, he has curated a celebration of the visuals of the wild and nostalgic worlds of rockabilly and psychobilly. He lives in Byron Bay, Australia.