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By John Leguizamo, Christa Cassano & Shamus Beyale (Illustrators)
"Ghetto Klown" is autobiographical dynamite this is Leguizamo at his scathing, honest, moving, comedic best. Among the finest portraits of an artist as a young wounded talented man as I ve read.
My main Johnny Legs has done it again. "Ghetto Klown" as a graphic novel? DOPENESS.
In "Ghetto Klown," celebrated performer John Leguizamo lays bare his early years in blue-collar Queens, his salvation through acting and writing, and his colorful career trajectory. He brings us onto the sets of his films opposite stars such as Al Pacino and Patrick Swayze and with directors such as Baz Luhrmann and Brian De Palma, while also opening up about his offstage life in love and marriage. In this candid graphic novel memoir, Leguizamo offers a strong message of moving beyond self-doubt and beyond the doubters to claim some happiness.
Originally staged on Broadway in 2011, "Ghetto Klown "won Leguizamo Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards before being adapted into an HBO special. Now, teaming up with artists Christa Cassano and Shamus Beyale, Leguizamo shares his life story in this vibrant, funny, and moving adaptation.
About the Author
John Leguizamo was born in Colombia in 1964 and immigrated to Queens, New York, with his family when he was four years old. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in various New York clubs, and has gone on to critically acclaimed performances on film, television, and Broadway. He lives in New York City.
- ISBN: 9781419715181
- Publisher: Abrams Comicarts
- Pages: 192
- Language: English