This Monkey Has Gone To Heaven
I love Kickstarter, and this is the first one where I spent a little more than I should have — If you are a Pixies fan, you will get why. I can vividly remember listening to those albums over and over again, spending countless hours discussing the meaning behind Planet of Sound — often visualizing what that world might look like. I can recall countless late night sessions with my friends, discussing the song’s obscure references, and even painstakingly researching their meaning. Much to my delight, a couple of comic book artists are hoping bring Planet of Sound, Velouria, Monkey Gone to Heaven, Here Comes Your Man, Debaser, No. 13 Baby, and Into the White to life. If the donation number is met (and it looks like it will with no problem), the creators hope to premiere Break the Walls in time for San Diego Comicon in July.
The concept for Break the Walls is pretty simple. What story plays in your head when you listen to your favorite Pixies song? I approached some of my fellow comic book creators and asked them to create 4-8 pages stories inspired by their favorite Pixies songs. The song acts as an inspiration, jumping off point, theme or mood for the story. Each story varies in style and genre.