Award-winning band Metronomy include comic by Lee O’Connor in their new “Small World” album release

Comic creator Lee O’Connor has teased a mock-up of Metronomy‘s Small World album comic you can get from independent record shops when the record is released on 18th February 2022, commissioned by the band’s label, Because Music.

Metronomy's Small World album comic mock up - art by Lee O'Connor
Metronomy’s Small World album comic mock up – art by Lee O’Connor

“The story loops, so you read the comic from the back page round to the front page again,” Devon-based creator Lee, who is currently working on a new fantasy graphic novel, Fionn Mac Cumhaill, explains.

If you’re a Metronomy fan, then you should know that if you buy the album from the Drift Record Shop in Totnes, you’ll get a tea towel Lee did the art for too!

Metronomy's Small World limited edition tea towel - art by Lee O'Connor
Metronomy’s Small World limited edition tea towel – art by Lee O’Connor – only available from the Drift Record Shop in Totnes

“This was just a massive laugh from start to finish,” says Lee. “We went for the full chintz on this one. Truth be told, it’s based a lil’ bit on a genuine vintage tea towel, banging on about how The Isle of Wight has eight wonders, more than the rest of the entire world put together. Eesh.”

Lee is a professional Illustrator who’s has worked on illustrations, comics and storyboarding for print and film on both sides of the Atlantic. His credits include graphic novel versions of stories written by Anthony Horowitz, strips for the magazine, Delayed Gratification, and much more, including several other music-related comics.

Metronomy - The English Riviera 01 | Photo: Gregoire Alexandre
Metronomy. Photo: Gregoire Alexandre

Based in Totnes, Devon, Metronomy are an award-winning electronic music group, originally formed in 1999, whose music consists of vocal and instrumental electronic pop music. Vocalist, guitarist and keyboard player Joseph Mount also releases remixes under the name Metronomy, and has remixed many artists including Gorillaz, Sebastien Tellier, Roots Manuva, Franz Ferdinand and more. To date, they have released six albums of original material and will be touring both Europe and the UK this year to promote Small World.

• Don’t forget – if you buy the album from the Drift Record Shop, you’ll get a tea towel Lee did the art for too!

Lee O’Connor is online at | Find Lee O’Connor on Facebook | Check out the Fionn Mac Cumhaill graphic novel project

Metronomy are online at

Because Music Official Site

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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