"Chancellor delivers an in-depth, deep dive on rock's most infamous performance artist." –Box Brown, New York Times bestselling creator of André the Giant: Life and Legend
“A throwback to alternative comics of the 1990s, this self-conscious autobiographical narrative positions Chancellor’s depression as a lens to examine how punk rock bands used their music to express their own members’ mental health struggles.” –Publisher’s Weekly [Praise for Reid Chancellor's Hardcore Anxiety]
Born as Jesus Christ Allin and raised in rural isolation by a violently abusive religious fanatic, GG Allin grew up to be one of punk's most controversial figures. His onstage antics, which included throwing blood and feces at the audience, overshadowed his music. In this first substantial biography of the man who wanted to make rock "dangerous" again, author and illustrator Reid Chancellor portrays Allin's life and early death with sensitivity, asking us to look beyond the shocking spectacle to understand the troubled human behind the scenes, and the societal forces that pushed him to the edge of creative expression.
SUBJECT: Memoir / Comics / Music / Punk / Microcosm Published
PUBLICATION: Oct 13, 2020
FORMAT: 192 pages, 6x9", paperback
ART: B&W illustrations
Reid Chancellor is an artist, writer, and musician from Evansville, Indiana. You can follow his work on all social media platforms @reidchancellor. He currently lives in north-western Kentucky with his wife Kristan and two cats Buffy and Willow.
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