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News & For Sale “Smiths songs are transformed into comics” by Horse's Ass

Horse's Ass 6 years ago on 08/05/11
What if the Smiths' songs were comics? An American publisher is taking that idea to the printing-press, organising a new anthology that transforms songs such as Girlfriend in a Coma and How Soon Is Now? into comic-book stories. Each tune will unspool as a four-to-eight-page comic strip, with the whole thing published in November.


Demumbrum is funding the project on the crowdsourcing website Kickstarter, hoping to raise $3,000 (£1,841) toward printing costs and ISBN codes, as well as to license song lyrics from the Smiths themselves. He has already gathered 13 writer/artist teams, each of whom will take on a different Smiths classic. Although the anthology lacks any major names, most of the contributors are indie comics veterans, including Christian Vilaire, Henry Barajas, Jeff Pina and Shelby Robertson. The finished product, which will run to at least 72 illustrated pages, is due out at the upcoming Tucson Comic-Con.

I posted this on Facebook / G+ and some people have noticed it but I thought it would be interesting to follow (if it takes off) this over time and hear peoples responses.

(here is the kickstarter page: )

Who would be your favorite character brought to ink?

Current setlist

Their kickstarter page said:
Death at One's Elbow - Glen Curren and Madame M
Shoplifters of the World Unite - Shawn Demumbrum and Matt Goodall
Rubber Ring - Dennmann
Girlfriend in a Coma - JP Manzanares
Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before - Henry Barajas and Christian Vilaire
Cemetry Gates - Libbi Rich and Mickey Chaney
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore - Emily Rich and Jenn Fuguet
How Soon is Now? - Foo! and Sam Lagreen
Pretty Girls Make Graves - Thomas Healy and Justin Miller
Panic - Matthew Burke and Joshua Green
What Difference Does It Make? - Michael Kessler and Jeff Pina
Handsome Devil – Shelby Robertson
Suffer Little Children – John Chibak

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Boudicca 6 years ago on 08/05/11
Equipped: Lightsaber named "I AM the Dark Side, Motherfuckers!!"
Girl Afraid will rule.

Bigmouth Strikes Again and Sweet and Tender Hooligan HAVE to be good. There's no way they couldn't be.
Johnny Landmine 6 years ago on 08/05/11
Equipped: Devo Hat named "Effective non-streaking protection from Space Junk"
No "Vicar in a Tutu?" It practically writes itself!
LORD AWESOME 6 years ago on 08/06/11
Equipped: Rope Of Infinite Bondage named "Throw me a lifeline."
I don't see Hand In Glove on there.

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