Last week I received a nice surprise from a Dutch artist/ illustrator/ designer, who appeared on these pages a couple of years ago because of his posters. This time it was a book. The Story Of Elvis Through The Eyes Of JaRod Art feels and looks like a glossy magazine but you can easily call it a book, based on the amount of content.
After the introduction of the artist and his Elvis-fandom Elvis gains the spotlight himself. Divided in chapters for the 50s, 60s and 70s many essays show up. They are all written by Jarod himself and are based on songs (Hound Dog, Viva Las Vegas) or events (Million Dollar Quartet jam, Comeback, Aloha). The essays are jammed with words, a lot of words, too many words sometimes. Without kidding, the text is a bit too dense for these old eyes to read comfortably, but the content is interesting enough to struggle through.
The artwork differs from okay to stunning, like you can check yourself on the artist's website. I can only conclude that The Story of Elvis is very enjoyable and for the price of less than 15 euro you don't have to skip it.