Heroes Of The Negro Leagues (with Free DVD: Only The Ball Was White)
Heroes of the Negro Leagues (with free DVD: Only the Ball Was White)
First published as trading cards in 1990, these out-of-print watercolor images by award-winning artist Mark Chiarello are now collected for the first time in book form, along with incisive text by Jack Morelli and 39 brand-new images created especially for this book, including portraits of Satchel Paige, Hank Aaron, and Jackie Robinson. The legendary Negro Leagues are regarded with reverence and awe, and play a vital role in black history. The publication of these cards marked the first time most of these players ever appeared on baseball cards.
About the Author
Jack Morelli is an author, artist, and designer who lives in upstate NY.
Mark Chiarello has done freelance illustration for the National Basketball Association, Topps Inc., LucasFilm Ltd., Disney, DC Comics, and Universal Pictures. He has also received the comic book industry’s Eisner, Harvey, and Reuben awards. He is the author of The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics (2004). A Yankee fan and watercolorist, he lives in Maplewood, NJ, with his wife and family.