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Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade
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Wilfred Santiago was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He now lives in Chicago. Wilfred Santiago was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He now lives in Chicago.

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In Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade, author-illustrator Wilfred Santiago crafts an expressionistic portrait of Jordan that is, in its comic-book treatment, as penetrating as any biography. It turns out that a graphic approach is a particularly effective way to convey the unique epic-ness of No. 23. [T]he artwork pulsates with an effervescent, visceral jolt. --David Davis" What s brilliant about Wilfred Santiago s Michael Jordan: Bull on Parade is how it works to reconcile the two sides of the person the public believed he was and the person he might actually be. It s an empathetic and exciting whirlwind of a story that spans across decades of tragedy and triumph to come out the other side with a portrait that could only end with a certain level of complex ambiguity. --Patrick Hess" Where the artist s baseball biography [21] had all the crisp lines and clear action of a well-played nine innings, his chronicle of Michael Jordan s glory years is flashier, sweatier and altogether more energetic. ...[T]he rhythms and gestures of basketball inform every page. --Sean Rogers" This unique glance into Michael Jordan s life explores some of the darker corners of his closet. Wilfred Santiago (writer and artist) tells this story in smaller chunks of Jordan s life throughout five major sections of the book, each including brief interludes. The nonlinear structure of the story helps maintain a smooth pace and is artistically diverse in execution.--Michael Bettendorf" This unique glance into Michael Jordan's life explores some of the darker corners of his closet. Wilfred Santiago (writer and artist) tells this story in smaller chunks of Jordan's life throughout five major sections of the book, each including brief interludes. The nonlinear structure of the story helps maintain a smooth pace and is artistically diverse in execution.--Michael Bettendorf With a strong, tightly-written narrative that often deftly illustrates social issues of the time, the book seeks to show the private life and motivation behind Jordan's basketball career--it's more a behind-the-scenes biography than an action-adventure sports drama. ... In all, this is a sympathetic portrayal of Jordan for those who like to look deeper into their sports stars.

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