Tunes: A Comic Book History of Rock and Roll

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Engaging as well as informative, Tunes traces the rise of rock and roll through the format of comics. Capitalizing on the immense popularity of the graphic novel, Vincent Brunner has assembled illustrators and cartoonists to visually depict the history of rock music through comics. This unique approach will not only appeal to those who grew up with the bands, but also to an entirely new generation of budding fans. Full of colorful personalities from larger-than-life divas to modest men who made it big, the story ...
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Overview

Engaging as well as informative, Tunes traces the rise of rock and roll through the format of comics. Capitalizing on the immense popularity of the graphic novel, Vincent Brunner has assembled illustrators and cartoonists to visually depict the history of rock music through comics. This unique approach will not only appeal to those who grew up with the bands, but also to an entirely new generation of budding fans. Full of colorful personalities from larger-than-life divas to modest men who made it big, the story of rock is compelling and diverse. From Elvis and Little Richard to the British Invasion in the 1960s and onward through the eras of punk, heavy metal, new wave, and grunge, this series of black-and-white graphic depictions ranges from hilariously personal to absolutely wild. Each strip is accompanied by humorous yet informative text recounting the early struggles, successes, and challenges of each band. Also included is a selective discography for each band or artist, highlighting their biggest hits or most memorable songs.
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Library Journal
To call this oddball French import a "history" is a bit of a stretch. The motley crew of mostly European writer-artists gathered here by Brunner (former editor, Rolling Stone France) have little use for hard facts, employing instead their passion for music as springboards for playful and often dark and absurd micronarratives about the iconic musicians profiled. Tanquerelle conjures the awesome otherness of Iggy Pop by casting him as an iguana in a Looking-Glass-like realm, with a little girl trying to return his dropped jar of peanut butter. Olivier Josso offers a heartfelt tribute to The Clash via a miniautobiography of his own discovery of punk rock and what it meant to him as a teen in the 1980s. Elvis is depicted, quite fittingly, as a hallucinating shit-show on a toilet. R. Crumb never makes a cameo but might as well have—his influence is apparent in many a panel.Verdict Most of these valentines, while ardent, can't deliver a coherent, impactful story in the handful of pages they were allotted. A shame since there's such a huge market for the music obsessed. For now, keep feeding that audience the "33 1/3" series by Continuum.—Heather McCormack, Library Journal
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"For Tunes: A Graphic History of Rock and Roll (Universe, October), music journalist Vincent Brunner compiled thirty comics to illustrate key moments in music history. While some of the results are pretty straight forward -- artists Catel and Philippe Paringaux render Janice Joplin's death, Sébastient Lumineau draws the Ramones onstage -- others opt for a more oblique style." ~Book Forum

“The comic strips are quite amazing and often incredibly abstract, which pairs nicely with Vincent’s witty & concise introduction to each artist.” ~typo-graphical.com

“…Tunes takes readers through key moments in rock history. Brunner, a music journalist, utilizes comic book and graphic novel format to keep things moving with a fast and energetic pace.” ~Selectism

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To call this oddball French import a "history" is a bit of a stretch. The motley crew of mostly European writer-artists gathered here by Brunner (former editor, Rolling Stone France) have little use for hard facts, employing instead their passion for music as springboards for playful and often dark and absurd micronarratives about the iconic musicians profiled. Tanquerelle conjures the awesome otherness of Iggy Pop by casting him as an iguana in a Looking-Glass-like realm, with a little girl trying to return his dropped jar of peanut butter. Olivier Josso offers a heartfelt tribute to The Clash via a miniautobiography of his own discovery of punk rock and what it meant to him as a teen in the 1980s. Elvis is depicted, quite fittingly, as a hallucinating shit-show on a toilet. R. Crumb never makes a cameo but might as well have—his influence is apparent in many a panel.Verdict Most of these valentines, while ardent, can't deliver a coherent, impactful story in the handful of pages they were allotted. A shame since there's such a huge market for the music obsessed. For now, keep feeding that audience the "33 1/3" series by Continuum.—Heather McCormack, Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789322005
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Vincent Brunner is a journalist who specializes in music and comics. He was music editor of Rolling Stone France.

Mathias Malzieu
is the lead singer of Dionysos and also the best-selling author of a cult novel soon to be published in English, The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart.
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