27, A Comic Anthology inspired by music’s “27 Club” kickstarts ‘Rock Hard’ Edition


27, A Comic Anthology inspired by music’s “27 Club” kickstarts ‘Rock Hard’ Edition
Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Joplin, Morrison, and Hendrix, among others, inspire original comic art and stories.
Baltimore, MD, June 9, 2015:  Red Stylo Media has launched a Kickstarter to fund 27, A Comic Anthology: ROCK HARD Edition, a special limited edition hardcover collection of original comic art and stories inspired by music’s infamous “27 Club”. Link: http://kck.st/1MsRMaH

Members of the “27 Club” reached musical stardom early in life and died under various circumstances, all at the age of 27. Some of the club’s more famous members include Jim Morrison (The Doors), Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), and Amy Winehouse. Fifty-four comic artists and writers will contribute original comic stories inspired by their favorite song or member of the 27 Club.

Building on the success their previous year’s rock music-themed anthology, KILLER QUEEN, A Comic Anthology inspired by the discography of rock band, Queen, this is the fifth themed anthology for Red Stylo, but their first hardcover and first Kickstarter campaign. The new book will be 212+ color pages featuring original comic stories, vignette art and illustrated essays from both new and veteran creators. The Kickstarter campaign ends August 4th with a goal of $6000 to print a special “Rock Hard” hardcover edition of the collection, limited to a thousand numbered copies. 27, A Comic Anthology: ROCK HARD Edition is slated for release at New York Comic Con in October later this year, the book will be released digitally and as a trade paperback after the initial hardcover run is complete.

Edited by: Enrica Jang, with contributing editor, Ken Eppstein, of Nix Comics. The collection’s introduction is by “27 Club” scholar, Dianna Kenny, author of “Stairway to Hell: life and death in the pop music industry” (The Conversation, also featured in The Guardian, Vox, and The Wall Street Journal) and Professor of Psychology and Music at the University of Sydney, Australia. Contributors include: Jeremy Whitley, Erica Schultz, Jennie Wood, Mario Candelaria, and others. Red Stylo Media is an imprint and comics publisher in Baltimore, MD. For more info visit RedStylo.com.