Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Will Knox: New E.P. "Lexicon" Comic Book Release Show


    ‘Lexicon’ is a 5-track recording put together as a comic book, music by Will Knox, comics drawn by me. It is an effort to bring music, lyrics and artwork closer together in a new age of digital technology. While digital downloading has often taken away the necessity for artwork, it has also allowed us to release this project without the need for CDs, Cassettes or Records. You can hear the music by simply entering your unique digital download code, found in your comic book.
    The images in the comic book are inspired by Will Knox's songs in this album. There are 5 short comics in this book corresponding to each songs in this album. Each short comic is 3 pages long, fully colored and all the lyrics of the songs are written in the captions. It is quiet a unique experience to read the comics as you listen to the songs, following the lyrics in the captions next to the images. I've approached this project as if I would storyboard music videos for these songs. Will and I both worked on the script together, bouncing ideas as we listen to each songs carefully to best represent and complement both medium. This was a very special and fun project to work on for both of us, and the first for me to work from start to finish, from character design, script, layout, all the way to coloring and lettering. I'm very proud of it and can't wait to share it with the public. I think the idea of combining music and comic is a genius idea and wish there will be more project like this out there. Here's a sneak peek of one of the tracks in "Lexicon"
      We'll be releasing the record with a full band performance on Friday March 25th at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2. Hope you can make it out!
      When: Friday, March 25 9:00pm - 10:00 pm

    For more info on "Lexicon" and where to purchase it, please visit Will Knox's website.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, that was really good stuff (great collaboration!) I'm gonna try to lay my hand on the full version :) Anyways, very cool and artsy site :)

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