This was made for an anthology debuting at the San Diego Comic Con by the heroic J Chris Campbell <a href="http://http://www.wideawakepress.com//">Wide Awake Press</a>, there's work by lots of amazing artists including the endlessly darling dreamboats <a href="http://http://http://lattaland.com///"Josh Latta</a> and <a href="http://http://http://bradmcginty.com///"Brad McGinty</a>! Pick it on up!
Sally, I love you, do you know? This is fantastic. I am so impressed by your musical pedigree! I think I really only discovered music when I bought Apollo 18 when I was like, 12! You were way ahead of us all.
I bought Apollo 18 the evening when I was coming down with the flu when I was in 10th grade. I spent a few days sick as a dog repeatedly listening to that album on my walkman curled up in my bed. It was nice hearing Fingertips and Hall of Heads in a delirious state. Good fever dream music.
This comic is so great! I like that you also rocked out to Graceland as a kid... my dad shoved that album so far down my throat in the 80's (along with the Traveling Wilburys and the Beatles) that I get powerful childhood flashbacks from hearing even part of a song from the album.
I never got into MJ as a kid though, at least not any further than being freaked out by the Thriller video. Though strangely enough, I did own Michael Jackson folders for a brief period in 3rd grade until the entire class made fun of me because he was "gay." Humorously I did not know what that meant, so I asked my mom, and that is how I found out what "gay" meant.
I liked the folders mostly because the top was die cut in a semi circle to match the record design behind MJ on the folder. It kind of looked like this:
You are 100% correct! After my last submission to Wide Awake Press for their FLUKE anthology (which I extremely recommend- work by Josh Latta, Brad McGinty, AND PATRICK DEAN), I was up all night trying to get my rapidograph to work. I laid it to rest and have been with other pens ever since. You are Sherlock Holmes!
I have to be very honest, this comic made me cry in the most beautiful way since his death. Thank you so much. I feel, somehow, like I just saw a little bit of my childhood being lived by someone else.
I love this so much. I'm really glad you unlocked it so Kate Beaton could make me find it. MJ meant so much to me as a kid. I actually had tickets for one of his shows in London this summer... it definitely would have been a dream come true for me.
P.S. I still can't listen to that "CHANGE" line in Man in the Mirror without crying.
God, THANK you. I am so tired of wincing whenever someone makes fun of the man who wrote my childhood soundtrack. I was nuts for MJ when I was little; we rented Moonwalker every other week from Tower or Federated. Thriller was an annual Hallowe'en tradition. My mom took one of my old white winter gloves and put sequins on it, and I wore the shit out of that thing.
So yeah, thank you for this. Thanks for siding firmly with the rest of us uncool kids who unabashedly rocked out to MJ (though, if you ask me, I bet every single one of the people joking about him now all know every. single. move to Thriller).