independent and unofficial
Prince fan community
Forum jump
Forums > Prince: Music and More > "Humanoids to Publish ‘MPLS Sound’ Music Graphic Novel in 2020"
« Previous topic  Next topic »
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
Author

Tweet     Share

Message
Thread started 01/30/20 5:17am

BartVanHemelen

avatar

"Humanoids to Publish ‘MPLS Sound’ Music Graphic Novel in 2020"

https://www.publisherswee...ecord=2573

.

MPLS Sound, a forthcoming graphic novel co-written by Joe Illidge and Hannibal Tabu with art by Meredith Laxton, is the story of a fictional 1980s Minneapolis rock and funk band that is based on The Revolution, the band created by the music superstar Prince.

.

The book will be published by Humanoid’s Life Drawn imprint in October 2020.

.

Pages from the forthcoming graphic novel were unveiled during “Careers in Comics and Graphic Novels,” a panel discussion held at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on January 16.

.

Prince exploded on the music scene in 1978 putting the Minneapolis music scene and its many local bands on the map. MPLS Sound, Illidge said, is the story of Starchild, a fictional band led by an ambitious young black female musician that almost achieves stardom in 1983. Through Starchild’s journey, MPLS Sound chronicles, from a distance, the rise of a musical genius, and the rebirth of a city.

.

Illidge described Starchild as a “ fictional band that competed to play with Prince in the early Eighties. Basically, they were the prototype for The Revolution.”

.

MPLS Sound will be colored by Tan Shu, and feature cover art by Jen Bartel.

.

© Bart Van Hemelen
This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.
It is not authorized by Prince or the NPG Music Club. You assume all risk for
your use. All rights reserved.
  - E-mail - orgNote - Report post to moderator
  New topic   Printable     (Log in to 'subscribe' to this topic)
« Previous topic  Next topic »
Forums > Prince: Music and More > "Humanoids to Publish ‘MPLS Sound’ Music Graphic Novel in 2020"