It is no secret around here that I love Ryan Kelly’s art. I also love comics with musical themes and riffs off of pop music (hence my repeated shilling for Phonogram and Comic Book Tattoo). So when I read about the Side B anthology at Kelly’s blog, I fell in love. I must have this. You must have this too.
From the website:
Music touches our lives every day. It is an influential and defining part of all generations and cultures. We have compiled an anthology full of stories about the influence that music can have on life – be it the life of the artist as and individual or on the creative process.
Over 200 pages of lost lovers, rocking out, spirit guides, ghosts, and dinosaurs – it’s like an action adventure comic for the music lover in all of us. (Edited by Rachel Dukes, published by Poseur Ink.)
And so. I must have it. I also appreciate anthologies chock-full of people I’m unfamiliar with, dotted with names I know and love. They give me an opportunity to find so many new and wonderful artists and writers whose work I can follow for years, and yet guarantee that they’ll be worth my hard-earned dollars.
The theme here, though, would probably make me want it no matter whose work was in it.
They have preview images at the site. Go check it out. Then call your local shop and pre-order.