Songs By The Smiths Now Told In Comics

Songs By The Smiths Now Told In Comics

Songs by the iconic English alternative rock band are now being turned into comics by an American publisher.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 9 august 2011

Shawn Demumbrum, an Arizona-based comics publisher, is bringing songs by erstwhile alternative rock band The Smiths to life in an anthology of comics titled Unite and Take Over: Comic Stories Inspired by the Smiths. Demumbrum’s anthology, expected to be published by November of this year, transforms songs such as Girlfriend in a Coma and How Soon Is Now? into comic-book stories. Each tune is slated to be interpreted as a four-to-eight-page comic strip. Demumbrum explains:

As a teen in the 80s, one of my favourite soundtracks was the Pretty in Pink soundtrack. While training for cross country, I played the cassette over and over on my Walkman as I ran. There was always something about the Smiths’ Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want. It tapped into my teenage psyche, a combination of loneliness and yet hopeful optimism, that only Morrissey’s vocals seem to capture.

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