Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads

Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads

by Nick Hayes Illustrator

How cool was Woody Guthrie? Well, he famously wrote “this machine kills fascists” on his guitar. And back in the 1950s, he wrote a song based on a gutless oaf who was also the worst landlord in Brooklyn - Fred Trump, the hellspawn honky who sired the aberrant pustule known as the 45th president. So what I’m saying is, he was ahead of his time, which is made clear in Nick Hayes’s beautifully drawn and written graphic novel about his life during the Great Depression. This is a gorgeous-feeling hardcover book presenting a fictionalized version of Guthrie's life, drawn in era-appropriate sepia tones.