Saturday, April 7, 2012

An Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness.

The first Kickstarter project that I pledged money to was the production of Daniel Johnston's Space Ducks graphic novel. I finally got my grubby mitts on the book last week. It is a thing of beauty. There is a companion iOS app which I will download tonight.
In their first outing, the Space Ducks battle Satan in a surrealistic epic. If you don't know Daniel Johnston and/or you don't appreciate outsider, simplistic art, this isn't for you. It is raw and crudely hilarious. The ducks murder a lot of demons and party hard with hotties and 7-Up.
Here's a bit from the press release:
SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS is Johnston’s debut graphic novel. Johnston, a long-time and dedicated fan of comic books, realizes his life-long dream of being a comic book artist with this release.
SPACE DUCKS is more than just a graphic novel, it’s a one-of-a-kind interactive comic book experience, complimented by the Space Ducks album and iOS App. The companion app will virtually take readers through Daniel's Outer-Space world of Ducks and Devils, with games to play, surprising voices from different talents, animations and videos from the comic book, links to exciting new Space Ducks merchandise, and a slew of Easter eggs, including contributions from some of the critically-acclaimed musicians who number amongst Daniel’s biggest fans. The app will also debut Daniel Johnston’s first new album since 2009.
The book was put out by BOOM! Town. It is 96 pages, hardback, $19.99 and available HERE.

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