MAdM and Comics

I’ve always been intrigued by the relationship between music and comics, and that link is growing rapidly as more artists from both disciplines grasp a greater understanding of how the two artforms can splendidly co-existFor example, Canadian singer Lights launched  a motion comic to promote her new album, and I interviewed Coheed and Cambria’s frontman Claudio Sanchez about his Kill Audio comic (that interview should see print soon in the pages of Arcana #1 magazine) and I recently finished reading the sequel to Gerard Way’s (My Chemical Romance) adventurous and bombastic The Umbrella Academy. Now, Melissa Auf der Maur (better known as the awesome acronym MAdM) is unleashing a limited edition 20 page one-shot to go with her latest album, Out of Our Minds. The black, white and red artwork also extends to the sleeve, picture disc, a t-shirt and other buying options for the arty consumer. The artist Jack Forbes is a new name to me, but his delicate linework is golden, and his gallery is definitely worth a look. Official details below.

Melissa Auf der Maur To Release New Multimedia Project, Out of Our Minds, on March 30th

Limited Edition Comic Book Illustrated by Jack Forbes (HebrewGod) and Tony Stone-directed video included!

Former Hole/Smashing Pumpkins bassist, Melissa Auf der Maur is set to release Out of Our Minds (OOOM), on March 30th 2010. Consisting of 12 powerful tracks produced and mixed by top-flight collaborators including Chris Goss (QOTSA, UNKLE), Alan Molder (Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins), and Mike Frazer (Franz Ferdinand, ACDC), the multimedia project album also extends into a 28-minute, HD film starring and conceived by MAdM, as well as a limited edition comic book and matching Picture Disc Vinyl illustrated by Jack Forbes.

MAdM has also premiered the first music video of the same name, “Out of Our Minds”, which you can watch here. Directed by Tony Stone, the stylishly noir video features MAdM on a mysterious journey into the woods after her car crashes.

Artist: Melissa Auf der Maur
Album: Out of Our Minds
Release: March 30 2010


Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #1 Preview

Below is a preview from Top Cow for their latest mini-series spinning out of Broken Trinity which, according to the Cow, is similar in style to the globe spanning escapism of James Bond, Tomb Raider and co. Vitti’s artwork looks fantastic I gotta say and really seems to fit in line with the epic tales that Top Cow have been exploring in the last few years.

Broken Trinity: Pandora’s Box #1 (of 6)
(W) Rob Levin & Bryan Edward Hill (A) Alessandro Vitti      (Cov) Tommy Lee Edwards

The Road to ARTIFACTS Begins Here!

Finn and Glori, the bearers of the Glacier and Ember Stones, first introduced in Broken Trinity, return this month in a pulse-pounding, world-spanning adventure series. When a fanatic cult embarks on a quest to remake the world with the mythical Pandora’s Box, Finn and Glori’s individual goals of gathering the 13 Artifacts is kicked into overdrive.

From newcomers Rob Levin (The Darkness: Butcher) and Bryan Edward Hill (Broken Trinity: Aftermath) and artist Alessandro Vitti (Secret Warriors). Featuring covers by Tommy Lee Edwards (1985)!

Full Color 32 pages $3.99  limited series