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Sunday, Apr 18, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by Priya Elan
Financial Times (16 April 2010)

“The link between comic books and pop music stretches all the way back to the 1960s with the Archies and Yellow Submarine but, in recent years, alternative musical genres and the graphic novel have been bedfellows, peaking with Tank Girl artist Jamie Hewlett’s collaboration with Damon Albarn on the virtual Gorillaz project. “Historically it’s been tied to punk rock and heavy metal,” says Gore. “Kiss had a range of comics in the 1970s, Alice Cooper did a graphic novel with [author] Neil Gaiman and Danzig’s Glenn Danzig was a comics publisher for a couple of years in the 1990s. So I think there’s always been that attraction. As people become more confident in their creative endeavours, they grow legs and they are open to other possibilities creatively.””


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