WebFind: Various Artists – Comics about the Music that inspires us

Brick (aka John Stuart Clark with is strip "Let’s All Sing With The Chipmunks"

I’ve just come across Various Artists, a great web site packed with music inspired comics, the brainchild of artist Tim Bird, whose  books include Grey Area, Reads and the forthcoming The Great North Wood from Avery Hill Publishing.

Rock & Pop started as a webcomic in 2015, taking songs that were significant to artist as he was growing up. The songs soundtracked particular memories or experiences, and Tim drew a short comic about each one. The collection is now available as a book.

Tim’s keen that other people to share comics show how music relates to specific moments in their lives, or how they’ve developed an emotional attachment to a song and is collecting responses here, on the Various Artists website.

Various Artists - Dave Crane ("The Cocteau Twins")

Matthew Dooley (Belle & Sebastian – "The Boy With The Arab Strap"The creators who’ve contributed strips so far include creators such as Brick (aka John Stuart Clark with is strip “Let’s All Sing With The Chipmunks”), Katriona Chapman (Led Zeppelin – “Whole Lotta Love”), Dave Crane (“The Cocteau Twins”), Matthew Dooley (Belle & Sebastian – “The Boy With The Arab Strap”), Wallis Eates (Genesis – “Mama”), Alfie Gallagher (Johnny Cash – “The Beast In Me”), Stanley Miller (The Fall – “Bremen Nacht”) Danny Noble (Cliff Richard – “Living Doll”), Owen D. Pomeroy (“The Stiff Little Fingers – Suspect Device”), Elizabeth Querstret (Shelley Jane – “Bear vs Girl”) and Olivia Sullivan (“Hole – “Pretty On The Inside”).

It’s an inspired idea and I hope Tim gets plenty more contributors!

• Various Artists – Comics about the music that inspires us – is at: various-artists.co.uk

• See the Submit section of the Various Artist website for information on how to get involved

• Check out Tim’s work on www.timothybird.co.uk | Buy his books from Avery Hill Publishing

All artwork © the artists involved 2017

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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