Oct 3, 2008

Fun Friday - Comic Books (AGAIN)

Comic Book Tattoo is a collection of fifty-some stories, each connected with one of Tori Amos’s songs, and sometimes only tangentially. Each story is prefaced with the lyrics by which it was inspired, and though the book itself is 480 pages, each story is short, coming in under fifteen pages. They’re not exactly novel-length, then, but many of the artists have done incredible things in creating worlds within those confines.

“They were stories packed dense and twisted tight, all gears and curls and knots and fragments. I would listen to her songs and I would want to imagine. She made me dream. I listened to her songs and I created stories,” writes Neil Gaiman in his introduction. That sentiment is precisely what Comic Book Tattoo is about -- the songs, and the stories they create. Of course, it’s one of the points of stories, too -- the places that might otherwise go unseen, the moods and dreamworlds sometimes forgotten. (Above excerpted from Bookslut)

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Tori Amos talks about Comic Book Tattoo!



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4 comments:

  1. Here you go again, causing me to investigate new things. I have never listened to Tori Amos. Now I want to listen to her, and read that book, what a unique idea

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  2. I just love Tori Amos, "Crucify" is one of my longtime favorites.

    Have a nice Week-end

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  3. I agree with what Eric S. has said, now it's another thing for me to investigate. I have to check this out it's a great comic book idea to mix the story with the music.

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  4. Oh wow! I'm in love with this premise already.

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