Tuesday, April 15, 2008

They Say Your Brain Is A Comic Book Tattoo

ToriAmos.com has announced that Tori has joined with Image Comics to release a collection of comics inspired by the music of Tori Amos and created by artists from around the world. The collection, a 480-page anthology of artwork meant to represent the spirit of Tori Amos's music, will be entitled Comic Book Tattoo and is set for release this July:

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.

What an amazing collaboration! I am not at all surprised that Tori would endorse this kind of project, especially when you consider that one of her best friends is Neil Gaiman who created the amazing Sandman comic book series. I cannot wait to get my hands on this collection ... I've always been fascinated with the way other people interpret the themes and lyrics of Tori's music ... to see these interpretations in comic book form sounds really freakin' cool. Click HERE for a more in-depth report on this new collection ... there are a few pages of artwork from the book that tease just how cool the book will look. [Source]