At long last, the Image Comics solicitations for January 2009 are out, and I can finally tell you what book all of those stories I've been teasing at will be featured in.
THIS IS A SOUVENIR: THE SONGS OF SPEARMINT & SHIRLEY LEE OGN
by Chynna Clugston-Flores, Jamie S. Rich, Scott Mills, Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Rich Johnston, Salgood Sam and many more! (cover James Parsons)
In the tradition of Image's bestselling Comic Book Tattoo and Put The Book Back On The Shelf comes This Is A Souvenir, an all-new anthology showcasing the very best creators comics has to offer reinterpreting the popular music of indie Britpop band, Spearmint! Features over two hundred pages of stories from such names as Blue Monday's Chynna Clugston-Flores, Phonogram's Jamie McKelvie and many, many more!
JANUARY 28 - 208 PAGES - FC - $29.99
To hear some Spearmint, visit their LastFM page.
I am lucky enough to part of two stories for this. The first is with our pal Natalie Nourigat, adapting the song "Julie Christie!"
The second is the one drawn by Kelley Seda, and it is for an unreleased song that I was asked to adapt called "The First Time You Saw Snow." It's going to be on the new album next year.
By the way, Marc Ellerby is going to be in this book, too, and has a preview up on Flickr.
UPDATE: Mike Holmes has added his sneak preview of his story here.
Current Soundtrack: various Spearmint tracks