Collects nearly 200 comic strips from around the world that feature The Beatles in either cameo roles or as the star protagonists, as well as comics that aim to illustrate the Fab Four's song lyrics.
This volume explores the complete illustrated story of the Beatles from their formation, through the Beatlemania phenomenon, all the way through their breakup. Readers see how the band evolved and amplifed the uproar of the sixties, became politically and socially active, and achieved a lasting impact unparalleled in pop music. Chapters combine text and comics for complete information presented in a fun way.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine comes this fully authorized graphic novel adaptation. The Beatles are recruited by the Captain of the Yellow Submarine to help him free Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the world of Pepperland from the music-hating Blue Meanies. The music-loving, underwater paradise of Pepperland has been overrun by the music-hating Blue Meanies and their leader, Chief Blue Meanie. They turn the people of Pepperland into living statues by dropping apples on them and imprison the Pepperland's guardians, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band inside a soundproof blue glass globe, before confiscating all the music instruments in the land. Pepperland's mayor sends aging sailor, Young Fred out in the fabled Yellow Submarine to find help. He travels to our world where he stumbles across the Beatles and begs them to help him free his world. They agree and head back to Pepperland, teaming up with Jeremy The Nowhere Man along the way to help overthrow the evil Blue Meanies through the power of music and love.
(Limelight). Al Brodax was the producer and co-author of the ground-breaking animated film, Yellow Submarine . In this book he recalls a frenzied, madcap escapade that came to be reflected in an enduring piece of screen history. In addition to Al and The Beatles, the "cast" included more than a dozen animators, platoons of inkers, background artists, soundmen, cameramen, and various essential expediters. They produced, aside from the film, more than a dozen pregnancies and one or two marriages. This generously illustrated book is a special gift to fans of the Beatles, of Yellow Submarine and of spirited, flavorful writing about movies. (267 pages, 8 x 9.33 )
The Fifth Beatle recounts the untold true story of Brian Epstein--the visionary manager who created Beatlemania and guided the Beatles from basement gigs to unprecedented international stardom. It's also an uplifting, inspirational human story about the struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. This critically acclaimed and multiple award winning graphic novel has been added to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives, and a film adaptation begins shooting in 2015! The softcover edition includes a sketchbook and Beatles memorabilia bonus section with behind-the-scenes insights from writer Vivek Tiwary and artist Andrew Robinson--expanded to include eight pages unique to this edition!
The Beatles as Musicians is a comprehensive, chronologically ordered study of every aspect of the group's musical life--composition, performance, recording and reception histories--in its transcendent late period, from 1966 to 1970. Richly authoritative interpretations are interwoven through a documentary study of many thousands of audio and other sources.
The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of FULL-COLOR HARDCOVERS, where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! John Wells headlines this second volume on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics during the stormy cultural upheaval of 1965-1969! You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including: The transformation of Marvel Comics into a pop phenomenon! Wally Wood’s Tower Comics storms on the scene with the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents while Charlton’s Action Heroes strike a blow of their own! Batmania sweeps the nation as the smash Adam West TV show pushes superhero comic sales into orbit! Roy Thomas, Neal Adams, and Denny O’Neil lead a wave of fresh young voices in the comic book industry! Gold Key unlocks a new format with its digest line! The Archies and Josie & the Pussycats sing their way to the top! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover. Taken together, American Comic Book Chronicles forms a cohesive, linear overview of the entire landscape of comics history, sure to be an invaluable resource for ANY comic book enthusiast!
The cottage industry of Beatles publications is more prolific now than it ever was. As the band recedes into the mystic fog of 20th century history we get more and more documentation about their music, their love lives, their personalities, and their finances. I wanted to try to make sense of it by reviewing the best and the worst of the Beatles tomes as they stand side by side in bookstores everywhere. I spent 40 years reading about them knowing that one day I would share my accumulated knowledge with the fans in Pepperland. Having read the book, I'd love to turn you on.
“Not Your Average Joes” is the theme of CBC #20, headlined by an exhaustive interview with JOSEPH MICHAEL LINSNER on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his signature creation Cry for Dawn, discussing his many years as a comics professional, and current work on Vampirella. (We also talk with Joe’s significant other, KRISTINA DEAK-LINSNER, about the distinction of being Vampi’s first female artist!) Then CBC spends Sunday Brunch with the great JOE SINNOTT, catching up with the legendary artist to discuss his years at Marvel, inking Jack Kirby’s work, and his nearly forgotten masterworks produced for Treasure Chest. Plus JOE JUSKO returns to our pages to talk about his early exposure to the Marvel Age of Comics and his fabulous “Corner Box Collection,” which honor the great ’60s cover design element produced by the House of Ideas! We also track down the elusive artists behind the Topps bubble gum BAZOOKA JOE comic strips, and visit with a guy named “Yoe,” CRAIG YOE, the creative force behind Yoe Books. Plus, we showcase another installment of our RICH BUCKLER interview and, of course, HEMBECK!
CBC #22 travels to the studio of P. Craig Russell, whose career stretches from Killraven and Elric, to his Oscar Wilde adaptations and The Sandman, to the present day with American Gods, for a career-spanning, intimate interview (complete with photos and a gallery of PCR’s finest artwork). Also, we look at an almost completely unknown work of Frank Quitely, renowned artist on All-Star Superman and The Authority: his awesome artwork decorating the walls of a Radisson hotel in Scotland! We also talk with Derf Backderf about his forthcoming graphic novel commemorating the 50th anniversary of the tragic killing of college students, Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio. Jeff Gelb says goodbye to his best friend and frequent CBC contributor Bill Schelly. And we finally make that visit to the great Joe Sinnott to discuss his Treasure Chest work, as well as get revealing answers from Jay Leisten from our probing 10 Questions. Oh, and lest we forget, Fred Hembeck shares a new strip! Edited by Jon B. Cooke.
Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections
Cathy Berberian (1925-1983) was a vocal performance artist, singer and composer who pioneered a way of composing with the voice in the musical worlds of Europe, North America and beyond. As a modernist muse for many avant-garde composers, Cathy Berberian went on to embody the principles of postmodern thinking in her work, through vocality. She re-defined the limits of composition and challenged theories of the authorship of the musical score. This volume celebrates her unorthodox path through musical landscapes, including her approach to performance practice, gender performativity, vocal pedagogy and the culturally-determined borders of art music, the concert stage, the popular LP and the opera industry of her times. The collection features primary documentation-some published in English for the first time-of Berberian’s engagement with the philosophy of voice, new music, early music, pop, jazz, vocal experimentation and technology that has come to influence the next generation of singers such as Theo Bleckmann, Susan Botti, Joan La Barbara, Rinde Eckert Meredith Monk, Carol Plantamura, Candace Smith and Pamela Z. Hence, this timely anthology marks an end to the long period of silence about Cathy Berberian’s championing of a radical rethinking of the musical past through a reclaiming of the voice as a multifaceted phenomenon. With a Foreword by Susan McClary.
The Beatles est un groupe musical originaire de Liverpool, composé de John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison et Ringo Starr. Il demeure, en dépit de sa séparation en 1970, l'un des groupes de rock les plus populaires au monde. En dix ans d'existence, et seulement huit ans de carrière discographique (de 1962 à 1970), les Beatles ont enregistré douze albums originaux et ont composé plus de 200 chansons. Une productivité particulièrement remarquable dans la période 1963-1966 où, entre les tournées incessantes et la participation à deux longs métrages, ils ont publié sept albums, treize singles et douze EPs. Considérées comme la « bande-son » des années 1960, les chansons des Beatles ont marqué leur décennie ainsi que les générations suivantes, et leurs mélodies ont été adaptées à de nombreux genres musicaux, notamment le jazz, la salsa, le reggae ou la musique classique et baroque.
COMIC BOOK CREATOR #18 features a career-spanning and downright philosophical discussion with STEVE "THE DUDE" RUDE, the Eisner Award-winning artist who got his start back in 1981 as co-creator of intergalactic executioner Nexus. The "eternal art student" (heavily influenced by Jack Kirby, Alex Toth, Russ Manning, and legendary art instructor Andrew Loomis) shares his real-life psychological struggles, the challenges of freelance subsistence, and his creative aspirations. Also: The jungle art of NEAL ADAMS (whose artistry has graced many a TARZAN cover)! Cartoonist MARY FLEENER talks about her forthcoming graphic novel Billie the Bee and her comix career! Part Three of Michael Aushenker's enormous RICH BUCKLER interview! A comprehensive chat with the late Golden Age artist FRANK BORTH about his long friendship with Reed Crandall and his work at Quality and Treasure Chest Comics, and syndicated comic strip work. Plus HEMBECK and other fun features, all in our new full-color 100-page format. NOTE: Contains mild nudity for figure-drawing demonstration; suggested for Mature Readers Only.
Hunter Davies, the only ever authorised biographer of the group, has produced the essential Beatles guide. Divided into four sections – People, Songs, Places and Broadcast and Cinema – it covers all elements of the band’s history and vividly brings to live every influence that shaped them. Illustrated with material from Hunter's remarkable private collection of artefacts and memorabilia, this is the definitive Beatles treasure.
Drawing on methodologies and approaches from media and cultural studies, sociology, social history and the study of popular music, this book outlines the development of the study of men and masculinities, and explores the role of cultural texts in bringing about social change. It is against this backdrop that The Beatles, as a cultural phenomenon, are set, and their four live action films, spanning the years 1964-1970, are examined as texts through which to read changing representations of men and masculinity in 'the Sixties'. Dr Martin King considers ideas about a male revolt predating second-wave feminism, The Beatles as inheritors of the possibilities of the 1950s and The Beatles' emergence as men of ideas: a global cultural phenomenon that transgressed boundaries and changed expectations about the role of popular artists in society. King further explores the chosen Beatle texts to examine discourses of masculinity at work within them. What emerges is the discovery of discourses around resistance, non-conformity, feminized appearance, pre-metrosexuality, the male star as object of desire, and the emergence of The Beatles themselves as a text that reflected the radical diversity of a period of rapid social change. King draws valuable conclusions about the legacy of these discourses and their impact in subsequent decades.
It's Comic Book and Animation Historian Mark Arnold's reviews on every song ever recorded by The Beatles, group and solo, released and unreleased. Don't like my reviews? Then, write your own book.