Well, you’ve all heard the news. Shia LaBeouf made two mini-comics. I can’t remember the last time a mini-comic has made quite a stir. Well, Dan takes a look at Mr. LaBeouf’s first foray into the land of mini-comics, as well all of the latest mainstream comics to come into the store. Plus the latest zine from one of our assistant managers; Matt D.; and the latest mini-comic from your humble cameraman/director/graphic designer/me! All this, and info on this coming Monday’s in-store signing and a shout out to this weekend’s SPACE convention in Ohio!
Email RockNRollComics@fpnyc.com for a chance to win 2 tickets to the 4/23 screening of
“The Story of Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics” as well as a copy of the film on DVD!
The Story of Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics charts the short and controversial life of publisher Todd Loren, whose scandalous series of unauthorized comic book biographies of rock stars enraged and sometimes charmed his subjects, provoked numerous lawsuit threats from the likes of Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses and Skid Row, and eventually led to a landmark First Amendment case, all before he was savagely murdered in 1992. Includes first hand accounts from many of the artists and writers who were inspired and exploited by Loren, along with interviews with Alice Cooper, Mojo Nixon and more.The directorial debut from filmmaker Ilko Davidov, this documentary examines the life and death of Todd Loren, who gained both acclaim and ridicule for publishing his controversial Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics before being murdered in 1992. Using interviews with the likes of Alice Cooper and Mojo Nixon as well as home-movie footage of Loren, Davidov attempts to shed some light on Loren’s mystery-shrouded slaying.
But before the screening, come to Forbidden Planet NYC and get your DVD signed by our special guests: the director of the film and several artists from the original “Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics” books!
There’s a lot going on this week! Not only do we have a stack of books to cover, but we have not one, but TWO upcoming signings!!
Wednesday, April 11th at 7pm meet the creators of “Archie Meets K.I.S.S.”: Alex Segura & Dan Parent
Then April 23rd at 6pm, it’s a DVD signing for “The Story of Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics” featuring Director Ilko Davidov and original “Rock ‘N’ Roll Comics” artists JAY ALLEN SANFORD, HEATHER DAWN, SPIKE STEFFENHAGAN, and ROBERT V. CONTE