Round up: What the Bloghorn saw

August 7, 2011 in Comment, News

Rob Murray writes:

Music by The Smiths has inspired a comics collection, Unite and Take Over, due for release in November. Smiths fan Shawn Demumbrum of Phoenix, Arizona has assembled 13 creative teams to interpret songs by the band as comic strips, each three or four pages in length. Demumbrum, who is currently looking for contributions towards printing costs, discusses the project in a promotional video here, and with the Guardian here.

Another rock band, Art Brut, have commissioned a 28-page comic to mark the release of their latest album. The comic features art by Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, and you can read more about the project here.

Elsewhere, a vintage TV clip of film director and Monty Python animator Terry Gilliam discussing his animation techniques has resurfaced courtesy of Cartoon Brew. The blog points out that, given the continuing interest in animation, it is a shame that such shows no longer exist. Bloghorn agrees, but would also like to see more in-depth coverage of other cartooning formats.

As always, please alert us to anything we might have missed, using the comments below. Thanks.


3 responses to Round up: What the Bloghorn saw

  1. Demumdrum. Something a female parent bangs. Seems like an interesting bloke, but I’m a bit too old for Smiths adulation. I’m not exactly up to speed with contemporary animation either, although I laughed my socks off at “A Town Called Panic” with Cowboy, Indian, Horse and the very shouty farmer recently.

  2. For all those interested, you can currently pledge through Kickstarter to secure a copy ( We won’t be able to solicit it through comic book and bookstore distributors until January, so pledging through Kickstart is the only way to get your copy before the holiday season.

    Bill – I should be offended by your comment, but William, it was really nothing.

  3. Thanks for the comment, Shawn. Good luck with the collection.

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