Paolo Parisi is an Italian illustrator and cartoonist. He has previously written and illustrated graphic novels on the lives of Billie Holiday and John Coltrane.
"Following his graphic biographies of Billie Holiday and John Coltrane, illustrator Paolo Parisi turns his attention to no wave New York's most famous son. Birthed by street culture but borne aloft by its art crowd, the rise and fall of its most emblematic artist is here visually re-created, putting Basquiat back where he belongs: at the heart of what was, at the time, the pop cultural centre of the world." -- GQ