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.
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?
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.
Two years in the making, Kosmik Musik is available now in a variety of options, from Invada.
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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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.