Can Rock & Roll Save the World?: An Illustrated History of Music and Comics

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SAF Publishing Ltd, 2005 - Art - 288 pages
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Respected rock journalist and comic fan Ian Shirley examines the unexplored links between comics and music, from Frank Sinatra to the White Stripes and all in between.

Encompassing pop bands’ own comics—for The Beatles, Kiss, The Monkees and Johnny Cash—along with punk in comics, unauthorized comic biographies, 1960s psychedelic poster artists and fictional bands from The Maniacs to the Gorillaz, this book will look at rock and roll and comics from a totally different perspective. Written in a clear, informative style with extensive interviews (including Alan Moore and Robert Crumb) and a multitude of illustrations with cover artwork by Mike Allred, this will be a must-have book for music and comic fans alike.

  

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Contents

Introduction
7
Cartoons Networked
30
Robert Crumb
63
Jazz Blues and Opera into Comics Will Go
96
Alan Moore Knows the Score
137
Revolutionary Comics Unauthorised and Proud of It
172
Make Mine Marvel Music
205
Heroes and Villains
230
Tank Boy Tank Girl and Sunshine in a Bag
246
Allredy Steady Go
266
Index
280
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About the author (2005)

Ian Shirley?s music journalism has appeared in a wide range of magazines including Mojo, Record Collector, Classic Rock and the Wire. As well as writing the definitive biographies of Bauhaus and the Residents he is a huge comics fan. His first science fiction novel Shadowplay, was published in 1998.

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