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Philadelphia, PA, United States, 2007/06/20 - Red Twilight Press, the most sensational new name in comic book and graphic novel publishing, today announced details of its debut graphic novel series, "Death of the Sweetheart" - RedTwilightPress.com.
Washing over the country like a black tide, "Death of the Sweetheart" -- written and illustrated by stunning newcomers Frank Verano and Nick Klinger -- examines the cultural explosion of Indie rock onto a society of spectacle and commodification. It is now available from the publisher.
“'Death of the Sweetheart' originally began as an ode to our college days, and, in particular, the hipster crowd we ran with in the local indie music scene,” Verano explained. “It begins as a moody, 'Wonder Years'-esque melodrama that follows one band, the Bitter Sweethearts, in a metonymic examination of the entire scene, but quickly shifts gears into something bigger.”
“When watching something like D.A. Pennebaker’s 'Dont Look Back' or Jean-Luc Godard’s 'Masculin/Feminin,' we were amazed at how closely the youth subcultures in these films from forty years ago resemble the crowd on the scene today,” Klinger acknowledged. “Suddenly, something clicked; if we pulled back, there was story at work on a much broader canvas – one that painted a picture of a modern, spectacularized society that prefers the image to the reality.”
In the first issue, juxtaposed sequences of childhood innocence, sexual understanding and meaningless violence jingle-jangle into a stream of consciousness narrative guaranteed to touch upon the following topics: youth culture, a burgeoning music scene and the death of childhood illusions!
Expect nothing but the unexpected from Red Twilight Press, the publisher whose comics truly live up to every scarlet letter in their name!
Death of the Sweetheart #1 (of 4), published by Red Twilight Press (redtwilightpress.com), is a 32-page, black & white, 6.625”x10.5” comic book priced at $3.50. For an exclusive four-page preview, interviews with the creators, career-spanning art galleries, and up-to-the-minute news, visit our homepage.