Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Love the Tunes, Read the Graphic Novel!

Sometimes the really good books fly just under the radar. That's the case with PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF: a Belle & Seabastian Anthology, new from Image Comics.

Belle & Sebastian are a Scottish indie pop band. You may have even heard their stuff playing on the sound system in Flying Colors--- we're kinda partial to their "Boy with the Arab Strap" CD. The Belle & Sebastian brand of Brit-pop is sometimes laid back, sometimes infectious and always engaging. They've been critical faves for years and now the band’s colorful lyrics and gorgeous melodies provide the muse for a new kind of comics anthology.

A veritable Who's Who of independent comic creators have put their own spins on Belle & Sebastian’s songs, crafting stories inspired by the band’s music. In PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF, you'll find work by these Flying Colors' fave creators: Andi Watson, Rick Remender, John Heebink, Rob Spears & Rick G, Mark Andrew Smith (check out his Amazing Joy Buzzards for another cool comic excursion into rock n roll) among many others. There's a ton of talent in this graphic novel!

If you enjoyed the two volumes of FLIGHT Image released over the last two years, this is another anthology that provides amazing story-telling in new ways. Kudos to Image and editor Eric Stephenson! This is a book you definitely won't want to put back on the shelf.

PUT THE BOOK BACK ON THE SHELF: a Belle & Sebastian Anthology, from Image Comics, $19.99. Available now in FLYING COLORS!

Tons of New & Cool Stuff hits the racks on Wednesday morning! Be here for the buzz!!

Peace 'n' pop comics!

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