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


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