Jeff Jackson, author of Destroy All Monsters, about literature that conveys the unbridled power of rock music
Have you ever thought that you are being deceived? So literary critic Johnny Rotten has signed his monthly column, The Great Rock and Roll Novel, for the London Review of Books. Fans usually agreed with him: so many outstanding memoirs, biographies, historical monographs and collections of essays on rock have been written, so why are there so few worthy works of art? It would seem that this is an ideal topic to study, but it may be just as difficult to breathe really new life into these three familiar chords, as well as into the stone itself. “Destroy all monsters” is my attempt, inspired by Mr. Rotten’s burning pen, to write the latest rock novel. But, fantasizing about the spectacular death of the genre, I knew that I owed much to those novels that managed to capture fleetingness, mystery, Perception changes the charm and unbridled power of the best that exists in the rock. These works – with scenes unfolding on different Continue reading
Kami Garcia, author of Joker / Harley: Criminal Mind, tells how she destroyed the famous image of Harley Quinn in her new crime thriller
Kami Garcia, author of Joker / Harley: Criminal Sanity (Joker / Harley: Criminal Intelligence), tells how she destroyed the famous image of Harley Quinn in her new crime thriller. Soon you will meet a Harley Quinn that you have never seen. Red and black overalls, giant hammers and toxic relationships with the Joker are a thing of the past. As comic book author Kami Garcia told Inverse: “I wanted her to become a threat to the Joker.” October 9th, as part of the DC Black Label imprint, the first issue of the Joker / Harley: Criminal Mind comic is released – a story beyond the DC universe written by Kami Garcia and painted by Mike Mayhew and Miko Suayan. This spin-off completely reinterprets the image of Harley Queen, transforming her from a mean siren into an unbending medical examiner at the Gotham Police Department. Upon learning of the murder of his best friend, Harley proceeds to search for the elusive serial killer from Gotham City, known as the Joker. Garcia abandoned the clownish makeup and dressed Continue reading
Parallel Comics for a year of existence managed to conclude a contract with Marvel, publish several books about Spider-Man, Avengers and X-Men. This fall, the publishing house expanded its interests by launching the official rapper Oxxxymiron t-shirts based on the plots of his songs, and most recently a new book was presented – a collection of 12 independent alternative comics that brought together young Russian authors and artists. Most of them are very different from what we are used to understanding as a traditional graphic novel.
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