The Beats: A Graphic History

The Beats: A Graphic History - Paul Buhle, Harvey Pekar, Nancy J. Peters, Penelope Rosemont, Joyce Brabner, Trina Robbins, Tuli Kupferberg, Summer McClinton, Peter Kuper, Mary Fleener, Jerome Neukirch, Anne Timmons, Gary Dumm, Lance Tooks, Jeffrey Lewis, Ed Piskor, Jay Kinney, Nick Thorkelson The Joyce Brabner story is by far the best; the Jeffrey Lewis one about Tuli Kupferberg is also quite well done. Everything else is so dry ("he spent two years in California but then he returned to New York in July 1958" etc., etc.) that you'd be better off reading the Wikipedia articles. Also, most of the Beats were kind of assholes.