As only the second person in history to be awarded the PEGOT (Pulitzer, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony), Marvin Hamlisch has quite an incredible story. This graphic novel adaptation of the biography of the renowned musician, composer, and conductor also includes his family? flight from Nazi-occupied Austria and their immigration to the United States. Accepted into the prestigious Juilliard music school at age 6, Marvin had to work hard to overcome intense anxiety before every performance. Despite his struggles and his self-doubt, he celebrated his first radio hit in his teens, wrote songs for a young Liza Minelli, worked with Barbra Streisand on Funny Girl, and won his first major award before the age of 30.
Born in Greenwich Village in 1967, Ian David Marsden is the son of a hardcore Madison Avenue "Mad Man" and a Jungian psychoanalyst, which meant he had all the makings for a cartoonist and illustrator. He spent his formative years in Zurich, Switzerland, and later worked and lived in Barbados West Indies, New York City, Santa Monica, Paris, and southern France. His cartoons have sold to a number of magazines, including?Mad Magazine?and the?New Yorker. Ian designed the official mascot of the Ski World Championship 2003 in St. Moritz, was the first Google Doodle designer in 1999-2001, and has worked on comic strips printed on Coca-Cola cans. He currently lives in the Pic Saint Loup region of the south of France.