B.P.M.: Beats Per Minute

B.P.M.: Beats Per Minute

by Paul Sizer
     
 

Roxy spins records in dark clubs and small bars, hoping to make a name for herself as a DJ in the complex and demanding club culture of New York City. She stumbles across Robie, a burned-out former superstar DJ, who shows her how to rise to the next level of her art. As Robie's mentoring begins to elevate Roxy's career, she must choose whether to follow her heart

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Roxy spins records in dark clubs and small bars, hoping to make a name for herself as a DJ in the complex and demanding club culture of New York City. She stumbles across Robie, a burned-out former superstar DJ, who shows her how to rise to the next level of her art. As Robie's mentoring begins to elevate Roxy's career, she must choose whether to follow her heart or the beat of the music she loves. Looking for the "perfect beat" is a long and demanding journey. Which path will Roxy choose, and what will she have to leave behind?

B.P.M. is written and drawn by A.L.A. "Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2007" finalist and GLYPH award-winning author Paul Sizer (LITTLE WHITE MOUSE, MOPED ARMY) and presented with full-color digitally-enhanced artwork. Includes a comprehensive sketchbook section, detailed playlists and notes, plus links to iMixes from the Apple iTunes website that provide a "soundtrack" to accompany the book. A truly multi-media comic/music experience!

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Publishers Weekly

Roxy is a club kid and aspiring DJ in New York City. Loud, opinionated and a little scattered, she's the kind of girl who keeps her life-including calendar-on her iPod. When Robie, a "semi-legend" who now runs a used-record store, offers to take her under his wing, she gets the chance to play the big clubs and maybe even to cut a record. But to make her dreams of DJ stardom come true, she must choose between the records and her girlfriend Hannah. The "Portrait of the Artist as a Club Kid" plot is standard issue, but Sizer (Moped Army; Little White Mouse) adds distinctive, nicely observed details. He ramps up the art as well: bold ink lines, day-glo background colors, even neon-bordered speech balloons add to the impression that the reader is raving right along with the characters. A soundtrack-referencing songs by Talking Heads, They Might Be Giants and Everything but the Girl-runs at the bottom of each page, bringing the reader as close as possible to a multimedia experience. Call it a mashup, call it a remix, call it a day-glo pop love letter to a misspent youth: B.P.M. is brain candy in the best sense of the word. (Nov.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780976856566
Publisher:
Cafe Digital Studios
Publication date:
11/19/2008
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

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