Posted in books | music on April 16, 2008

Tori Amos comic book

Okay, so the blood part is just a rumor (that I just started)....

This July the ever-growing relationship between comics and music reaches new heights as Tori Amos and Image Comics release COMIC BOOK TATTOO, a 480-page, full color anthology adapting the themes and ideas behind her songs into a lush volume of sequential art.

"I have been surprised, excited and pleasantly shocked by these comics that are extensions of the songs that I have loved and therefore welcome these amazing stories of pictures and words because they are uncompromisingly inspiring," says Amos. "It shows you thought is a powerful formidable essence and can have a breathtaking domino effect."

To assemble COMIC BOOK TATTOO's diverse roster of talent, Amos worked alongside editor Rantz Hoseley, co-creator behind the upcoming DISPLACED PERSONS and VIX. Together they formed a line up featuring Y: THE LAST MAN's Pia Guerra, Leah Moore, John Reppion David Mack, Hope Larson, Ryan Kelly, Jonathan Hickman, Colleen Doran, Eric Canete, Ted McKeever, Jock, Anthony Johnston, Dame Darcy, Carla Speed McNeil, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Mark Buckingham, Ivan Brandon, C. B. Cebulski and many more, including an introduction by SANDMAN creator Neil Gaiman.

Editor Hoseley added, "While the connections between comics and music have been long established by generations of creators, Comic Book Tattoo is the pure distillation of how these two art forms inspire and feed off of each other across all the classifications, genres and styles of comic storytelling. Like Tori¹s music, these stories run the gamut of human experience, emotion and imagination brought to life by some of the most compelling and innovative creators in the field of comics."

COMIC BOOK TATTOO, a 12" x 12" 480-page anthology, will be in stores July 23rd.

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Comments (11)

chach juice

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2008 5:24 PM

did she forget her maxipad?

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2008 5:25 PM

That pic looks awesome...Not a big fan of AMOS, but I think I might have to get this book...

Posted by Chuck Banaszewski | April 16, 2008 6:22 PM

i'd hit it

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2008 6:37 PM

Kiss did it for reals

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2008 7:58 PM

my kiss comic is falling apart... but it's twue.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2008 8:22 PM

Note that the same publisher (Image) did the same thing with Belle & Sebastian in 2006...

Posted by Rich | April 16, 2008 9:32 PM

Thus answering the question, "What could be more insufferably pretentious than the music of Tori Amos?"

Posted by stuporfly | April 17, 2008 12:07 AM

yes colin meloy

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2008 10:58 AM

"Thus answering the question, 'What could be more insufferably pretentious than the music of Tori Amos?'"

Sufjan Stevens? Colin Meloy? the Fiery Furnaces? i don't know, that would be a pretty long list...

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2008 8:20 PM

I second albertacowpoke's question...

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 11:35 AM

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