In 1933, folklorist John Lomax and his eighteen-year-old son, Alan, embarked on a tour of the American South with a modest budget and a lofty aim: to preserve America’s folk heritage. Together, they visited churches, plantations and penitentiaries under the auspices of the Library of Congress, seeking out and recording the very best folk songs, gospel, and blues. Among their discoveries were the Delta bluesman Son House and the jailed singer Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. On this, their most ambitious musicological expedition, John and Alan Lomax saved for posterity thousands of songs that might otherwise have vanished without a trace. More than that, they amassed an archive of recordings that would shape the blues-driven rock ’n’ roll of the 1960s and beyond. As George Harrison once remarked, “No Lead Belly, no Beatles.”
- Issue # TPB 1 (9 months ago)
You know their name, you know their music, but do you know their story? Everyone's favourite blood spewing alien band return to comics in an all new 96 page graphic novel.The Master is at it again in a fierce battle against Cardinal Syn. To get into the Master's good graces, the Destructo brothers have trapped GWAR in order to interrogate them to find the key to destroying Cardinal Syn once and for all. Will Sawborg and Bozo Destructo get the answers they need? Can GWAR escape their clutches? Will Cardinal Syn destroy them all? And what really happened when GWAR were banished to Earth?All will be revealed in GWAR: The Enormogantic Fail, a new 96 page graphic novel from GWAR and Renegade Arts Entertainment. Written by Matt Maguire (GWAR) and Matt Miner (Critical Hit, Toe Tag Riot), with art by some of the greatest comic creators this side of Flab Quarv 7, hand-picked by GWAR themselves.
- Issue # TPB (9 months ago)
November 1966. London. John Lennon can’t speak. He can’t take his eyes off the photo of a car in flames with Paul McCartney’s body inside. His friend is no longer here, and that means the Beatles are no longer here either. But John wants to know the truth, and with George and Ringo, he will begin to re-examine the final hours of Paul’s life. Set in the magical atmosphere of Abbey Road Studios during the writing sessions for Sgt. Pepper, PAUL IS DEAD is the definitive version of the legend of Paul McCartney’s death. TRIM SIZE 6.5” x 9.5”
- Issue # TPB (one year ago)
Decades after a zombie invasion has made humans an endangered species, the city of New Detroit is under siege. The people in charge have banned music, as the undead are attracted to sound, and have tried to rid the world of evidence that the greatest band in history have ever existed. Unwilling to live this way and take the leadership at their word, a group of teenagers set out on a dangerous trip to find KISS! From Ethan Sacks (Old Man Hawkeye, Star Wars) and Rodney Buchemi (Death of Hawkman, Uncanny X-Men) comes a story of survival and rebellion in a post-apocalyptic landscape devoid of rock'n'roll!
Flavia Antunes grew up in a favela. Her father was a casualty of gang warfare; her mother, a cleaning lady, is all she has left. That is, until she meets Mr. Lima, a wealthy old man who introduces her to her future: the piano. Music will take her far from home, all the way to a prestigious Paris conservatory. Being a foreign student is hard: low-paying jobs, prejudiced landlords, competitive peers. But Paris also has its perks, like love, friendship, and undreamt-of opportunities... Can Flavia find a way to balance the demands of the heart and her demanding art?
Revel in this commemoration of Elvis' life in the form of an art book told through the unique vision of legendary graphic novelist, designer and illustrator Seymour Chwast. Beautifully illustrated throughout, it presents an enhanced portrait of one of America's greatest celebrities. Spearheading a new music form that, combined with an attitude and a look, would change the world, Elvis Presley became one of the most important cultural figures of the second half of the 20th century. With text by author Steven Brower (SATCHMO: THE LIFE AND ART OF LOUIS ARMSTRONG), THE MIGHTY ELVIS reminds us of the continuing stardom of one of the most popular American singers of all time. Through Chwast's illustrations, cartoons, and comics we get to relive his early life, his meteoric rise to fame, and how he was affected by, and in turn affected, the world of music in the many genres he mastered. The book covers his first appearances on television, Graceland, his meeting with President Nixon, his wedding to Priscilla, his inspiration from Captain Marvel, Jr., and much more! Millions of fans loved him, purchased his records, attended his sold out shows and went to his thirty-three films. Death, forty years ago, has not diminished his fame. Elvis lives!
- Issue # TPB (one year ago)
Meet Julie, Lucy, and Alia! Whether it's ballet, modern dance, or hip-hop, these three are committed to getting better, and maybe one day making it to the Nationals! In the meantime, they still have school, family, crushes, and everything else life throws their way. Follow along with their hilarious misadventures as they practice to perfection, ace their recitals, and hopefully make it through with no bumps and bruises!
After the demise of the Clairvoyant, Eddie joins forces with the Alchemist and finds a new ally in Charlotte, who joins the battle to save humanity from the beast!
When Brad Majors and Janet Weiss find themselves in a rainstorm with a flat tire, they decide to go to an active yet mysterious castle. There, they find themselves in the midst of strange people at a party which is led by the "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania", Dr. Frank N. Furter. Brad and Janet soon find out how different life can be under the guidance of Frank N. Furter. The official adaptation of the cult hit, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Adapted and illustrated by Kevin VanHook (Bloodshot by Valiant, Oracle for DC).
Starting as the new girl in your senior year of high school is never easy, and Julie Malliari is having a terrible first day -- until she meets Tabitha. After a night out at a rock show, their friendship quickly grows and, before they know it, the two form a band with their sights set on a record deal... they just need to win it in a nationwide Battle of the Bands competition. With Tabitha's rival keen to take the prize for herself, it's a battle not to be missed... From artist and writer Fabian Lelay (Jade Street Protection Services), colorist Claudia Aguirre (Kim & Kim), and letterer Taylor Esposito comes this exuberant tale of friendship, growing up, and rock 'n roll.
The incredible imagination that brought you AUGUST MOON is back with another wild adventure! Diana Thung welcomes you to Botany, a quaint and quiet little town nestled in the wintry hills. Here, Oliver Peach had a life of simple pleasures -- making puppets, working in his dad's tailor shop, and rockin' out to the music of his friends' band, the Beebop Beans. But when he accidentally thaws out a long-extinct critter frozen in a ball of ice, wild things start happening everywhere! Suddenly the kids are overrun by strange animal migrations, mysterious music, and ghost sightings… and the grownups in town are really starting to lose it. Can Oliver, the Beans, and the ever-inquisitive Tippi Strawberry get to the bottom of this mystery -- and still play the greatest show of their lives at the Splendour in the Snow festival? Dive in and find out! This full-length tome reads like a delicious slushy blend of South Park, Scott Pilgrim, and Spiral-Bound, with that special touch of Diana Thung charm -- a heartwarming adventure for a cold wintry day.
Please note this volume still needs the following issues added: #8 ("Skid Row"; Never published, banned by Great Southern Company through injunction), #61.
Final Frontier, the world's greatest superhero rock band, gives their farewell rooftop concert so that the co-fronts Doctor Stiff and ShadoWidow can tie the knot. Standing between the lovebirds and wedded bliss are a series of wedding crashers: a space god, a robot vampire, a fallen angel and Frankenstein's monster.
What lies beyond our world? Is there a heaven? Is there a hell? When a young man finds himself on the wrong side of life, he encounters Death itself and is set on a quest to seek out his errant demon offspring in an attempt to make his way back to the world of the living! But there is much peril on the way and the only ones who can help him are KISS! From writer Amy Chu (Red Sonja, KISS) and artist Edu Menna (Z Nation, Twilight Zone: Shadow & Substance) comes the next chapter in the KISS saga! Coinciding with KISS’ FINAL TOUR, this’ll be one for the ages!!
Learn the true origins of THE FLESH CURTAINS, Rick's rock band with Bird Person and Squanchy! Booed off of every stage, they consider giving up... until Rick invents a machine capable of writing songs people can't resist. But when their multi-dimensional concert goes awry, Rick suddenly finds himself in massive debt to a ruthless alien loan shark. Will Rick do the safe thing and play the music guaranteed to make the band a success, or do the insane thing and play the music guaranteed to alienate almost everyone in order to impress his favorite musician?
- Issue # Full (one year ago)
KISS returns to rock'n'roll and save the world! An immortal cabal is taking the lives of innocents and the only ones who can stop them are KISS! The only problem...they are dead. And now they have to make a deal with a demon to save their souls and return to Earth to fight evil! Join Bryan Edward Hill (The Wildstorm: Michael Cray, Postal) and Rodney Buchemi (Death of Hawkman, The Librarians) as they bring you the KISS series we have all been waiting for!