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(July 3rd, 2015 – Bellingham, WA) –
Thanks to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Star-Lord, there’s nothing hotter now than a mixtape. But Peter Quill won’t be appearing in Mixtape, Space Goat Publishing’s new 5-issue mini-series.
Debuting this September, Mixtape was created and written by Brad Abraham and illustrated by Jok (Big Game Hunters, 40 Coffins) and Gervasio.
Mixtape tells the story of the rise and fall of Generation X and the Alternative Rock era of the 1990s as experienced by five music-obsessed teens. Struggling through the pains of growing up and moving on, and united by their love of the music that’s found “left of the dial,” Jim (the rebel), Terry (the geek), Noel (the prep), Lorelei (the bohemian), and Siobhan (the teen queen) begin the transition from high school to college. And it’s happening just as the music of Nirvana, The Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M., Pearl Jam and Sonic Youth erupts from the underground and into the mainstream.
“Every generation has its own music, and the ’90s were rich with a new independent sound that really connected with Generation X,” Abraham said. “Mixtape isn’t a ‘musical’ series, but music plays an important part in the lives of my characters as they grow and change. They’ll learn that the bonds of friendship they thought were unbreakable have already begun to crack, and the music they thought they’d love forever has already started to fade.”
Abraham might be new to comics, but he’s been writing professionally for more than a decade, with credits on the SyFy Channel productions Robocop: Prime Directives and Stonehenge Apocalypse, the Kiwi splatter comedy Fresh Meat, the upcoming TV series Now You Know. His novel, Magicians Impossible, debuts from St. Martins Press in 2017.
“I really connect with Mixtape,” Space Goat’s CEO Shon Bury said. “There are certain songs that the instant I hear them always take me back to points in my life. That’s how important this awesome mix is to the characters Brad has created.”
“This hits that same creative space that Love & Rockets, Daniel Clowes’ Ghost World and Optic Nerve occupy,” said Space Goat’s Senior VP of Publishing Dave Olbrich. “Strong on character and dialogue, with a heartfelt look at growing up and moving on.”
Art for the series is by Jok, best known for his work on Space Goat’s Big Game Hunters and Gervasio. The two pencil and ink as a team from their studio in Argentina and bring a rich line to the packed black and white pages. Olbrich added, “Those who only know Jok from his work on science fiction and horror titles will be impressed with the authenticity and care he brings to the quiet moments of Mixtape.”
In the first black and white issue, Jim Abbot’s final year of high school could get off to the right start when he’s asked to take Adrienne to the end-of-summer bash. But when his unrequited love Siobhan returns to town for senior year, Jim has to make a choice that will change everyone’s lives.
Mixtape #1 ships in September from Space Goat Publishing.
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