Comic books in 'Rock n Roll Biographies'
1st printing. Story and art by Hervé Bourhis. Hervé Bourhis turns his unique graphic talents to the legend of The Beatles, told from the very beginning. Bourhis' visual imagination illuminates the lives of each band member from their pre-Beatles youth to what would become a rock band of phenomenal worldwide fame. All of the epic details of their story are vividly evoked: the triumphs, the quarrels, the supreme musical creativity, and, of course, the inevitable break-up. Theirs was the ultimate rock band story and Hervé Bourhis has done it and them full justice in this superb and exuberant graphic biography. Softcover, 8-in. x 8-in., 160 pages, full color. Cover price $27.95.
Written by Arthur Ranson. Art and cover by Angus P Allan.
This was the very first graphic novel to chart the creation, evolution and break-up of the Fab Four, first published in 1981. The Beatles Story is an exceptionally drawn account of the band from one of the UK's leading artists of his generation, Arthur Ranson (Batman, Judge Dredd, Button Man). Written by Angus Allan it includes fascinating insights into Paul McCartney and John Lennon's first encounter, their early gigs in Hamburg's Kaiser Keller, through to the recording of the legendary Abbey Road album and the band's break-up. First published in the pages of legendary UK youth magazine Look In, this beautifully illustrated account is a treat for both the devoted Beatles admirer and new fans alike.
Hardcover, 8-in. x 11-in., 56 pages, B&W. Cover price $17.99.
Story and art by Xavier Fauthoux.
Born in the South during the height of segregation, James Brown went on to become a global sensation, using his immeasurable talent to grasp what he believed was the American Dream. Join the charismatic, hard-working, and sometimes tyrannical bandleader on a journey down the roads of America with a group of talented musicians spreading the sound of funk and soul throughout the country.
Told against the backdrop of a changing America during the Civil Rights era of the 1960s, this is the story of a man and his band that would go on to revolutionize the world of pop music.
Hardcover, 136 pages, B&W.
Cover price $24.99.
Monk HC (2018 First Second) Thelonious, Pannonica, and the Friendship Behind a Musical Revolution #1-1ST
Story and art by Youssef Daoudi.
She is Pannonica de Koenigswarter, British baroness of the Rothschild family. He is Thelonious Sphere Monk, a musical genius fighting against the whims of his troubled mind. Their enduring friendship begins in 1951 and ends only with Monk's death 1982. Set against the backdrop of New York in the 1950s, this graphic biography explores the rare alchemy between two brilliant beings separated by an ocean of social status, race, and culture, but united by an infinite love for music. Thoroughly researched by author Youssef Daoudi and rendered in his spontaneous, evocative pen and ink, Monk! seems to make visible jazz itself.
Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 352 pages, 2C. Cover price $24.99.
Revised and Updated Edition - 1st printing.
By Martin Clarke.
In this biography Martin Clarke investigates one of the most popular and influential bands of our time and paints a detailed portrait of its enigmatic leader, Eddie Vedder.
Softcover, 6 1/2-in. x 9-in., 192 pages, Text (with B&W Photos).
Cover price $19.99.
1st printing. By Simon Sheridan. All the singles, all the albums, all the tours, all the TV specials and movies... all the ABBA! For four decades ABBA - the combined talents of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad - has been a global music phenomenon, clocking up record sales of over 360 million. Unquestionably one of the most respected and recognisable brands in pop, Scandinavia's all-conquering musical export actually remained together for only ten years but the group's influence resonates as much today as it did in the 1970s. Thanks to the global success of the musical Mamma Mia!, ABBA's hit songs are cherished by millions of new admirers, but it is the original recordings which set the bench-mark for 20th century pop. The beautiful, cascading melodies and unmistakable harmonies of `Dancing Queen', `SOS', `Take a Chance on Me' and `The Winner Takes It All' have a unique power to inspire passion and devotion in equal measure. For the very first time The Complete ABBA compiles all of the Swedish supergroup's singles, albums, TV specials, tours and movies. Beginning with their 1972 debut single `People Need Love', the book chronicles the band's incredible story right through to Björn and Benny's triumphant Thank You for the Music tribute concert held in London in 2009, and beyond, to 2012, the bands 40th anniversary. This is all the ABBA you'll ever need! Softcover, 240 pages, Text (with 16 pages of full color and B&W photos). Cover price $17.95.
Signed and numbered by Don McLean - 1st printing. By Don McLean and Michael Cochran. This new deluxe coffee-table book is now available for a pre-publication price of $150. America's legendary singer-songwriter recounts the adventures of a lifetime, including the stories behind his songs "American Pie", "Vincent", "And I Love You So", and many other iconic songs that defined a generation. 382 pages, full color throughout, Don McLean tells his story in his own words, with hundreds of photographs of McLean at home and in concert all over the world. This is a large, heavy, 12"x9" hardcover which all Don McLean fans will enjoy. Each copy in this numbered edition of 1500 copies is signed personally by Don McLean. Low numbers are now available for immediate shipping. To see photos and text from DON MCLEAN-AMERICAN TROUBADOUR, go to the publisher's website russcochran.com Only 1500 copies are available worldwide, order now to get your copy. Hardcover, 9-in. x 12-in., 382 pages, full color. NOTE: Limited to 1,500 copies. Cover price $200.00.
Written by Jim McCarthy. Art and cover by Brian Williamson.
By far the most successful of thrash metal's original big four, incredibly Metallica have now been performing for over twenty years.
Beginning with their initial underground success, Metallica: The Graphic Novel takes in all the highs (the amazing success of The Black Album, the nine Grammys, the over 100 million albums sold worldwide), the tragic lows (Cliff Burton's death in a bus crash, the rehab for alcohol and substance abuse), and the controversies (the Napster lawsuit).
Throughout, Brian Willamson's stunning artwork and Jim McCarthy's incisive script perfectly capture the rollercoaster tale of the Metallica story.
Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 160 pages, B&W.
Cover price $19.95.