Comics and music combined, in Kosmik Musik, a new graphic novel from Ben Wheatley and Joe Currie

Kosmik Musik, a graphic novel from Ben Wheatley and Joe Currie

Kosmik Musik, a new graphic novel project combining comics with music, is out now, written by film director and writer Ben Wheatley, with art by Joe Currie.

Described as “a melting pot of 2000AD, Metal Hurlant, Kirby tech, psychedelic 1960s art, Doctor Who, Douglas Adams, Kraut Rock, Star Trek and Star Wars”, Kosmik Musik also has a musical accompaniment from the musical group Beak>, who worked closely with the creators of the new graphic novel.

Kosmik Musik, a graphic novel from Ben Wheatley and Joe Currie
Kosmik Musik, a graphic novel from Ben Wheatley and Joe Currie

In Kosmik Musik, the galaxy is a big place – but not big enough for Mick and Eve as they are chased across it by cops, inter-dimensional plunderers, rogue artificial intelligences, middle-aged assassins and a third-tier superhero team.

Offering a rip roaring, planet hopping adventure that sees punches thrown, tears will be shed and music played on vinyl on vintage record players, as Mick and Eve try to solve every sentient creature’s fundamental questions like why and what… and eh?

Kosmik Musik, a graphic novel from Ben Wheatley and Joe Currie
Kosmik Musik, a graphic novel from Ben Wheatley and Joe Currie

Ben and Joe met at art school in the 1990s, where they both were involved in a lot of comic book drawing and reading. It’s taken 30 years to finally get their acts together and create this book. In the meantime, Joe has been sculpting and painting. Ben has been writing and directing films.

Kosmik Musik Graphic Novel  and Record

Two years in the making, Kosmik Musik is available now in a variety of options, from Invada.

Options on offer include a standalone 10” Vinyl soundtrack by Beak> via www.invada.co.uk, the deluxe set now sold out; and a standalone graphic novel and slipcase set via www.kosmikmusik.co.uk.

With thanks to Max Arguile for the tip

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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  1. Very much looking forward to this.

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