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- DescriptionWith high-energy artwork and quirky humour, this graphic vel tells the coming-of-age story of Aksel, twenty-something guitarist with a stutter for the band Perkeros, who learns the power of sound and music as a form of magic--but t without aid and interference from the bandmates he must keep together: Lily, the streetwise keyboardist; Kevin, the hippie bassist who either is still working off an LSD trip from the '60s or really is a 600-year-old monk; Aydin, a Turkish immigrant who sings like an angel and threatens Aksel's dominance as frontman of the band and Bear, the drummer and (actual) party animal. And, t to mention, the rival bands they must literally battle to save their city from supernatural forces set loose by ancient music. A witty, weird mix of fact and fable based on archaeo-acoustics (the idea that ancient sounds can be recovered from markings on pottery--the Mythbusters explored this idea), this graphic vel draws its inspiration from ghost stories, the occult, contemporary pop culture and death metal rock'n'roll.
- Author BiographyJP Ahonen is the author of two Sunday newspaper comic strips published weekly in his native Finland and is the brand-new father of a baby boy. He appeared in Kazu Kibuishi's Flight anthologies #4-8. KP Alare is a graphic designer and illustrator who spent his childhood years drawing comics with JP and his teenage years playing guitar with JP in hapless heavy metal bands.
- Author(s)J. P. Ahonen,K. P. Alare
- Date of Publication01/09/2014
- SubjectGraphic Novels: Superheroes
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2014
- ImprintAbrams ComicArts
- Content Notecolour illustrations
- Weight567 g
- Width165 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsWith flaps
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