Monday, July 11, 2011
FREE MUSIC: The AFFECTED Interviews, part 2
Look at that. When I posted a scan of the same piece of paper back in April, it looked like this. It's the blotter pad I've been using as I draw my serialized graphic novel AFFECTED, and it only gets nastier as time goes on. In addition, it's the cover to the mixtape I curated as a soundtrack to the comic, which you can download over at Adam McIlwee's very fine pop culture blog Lust Brigade. The mix is a pretty straightforward blend of LA party noise, scary music about sex, aching classical piano, and trashy pop bits. It goes like this:
1. "Puerto Rican Ghost" by Mars
2. "Chopin: Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48 - Lento" by Tamás Vásáry
3. "Die Slow" by HEALTH
4. "Hollywood (Fenech-Soler Remix)" by Marina and the Diamonds
5. "Burning Sage" by Cold Cave
6. "Fuck Me" by Captain Ahab
7. "Distractions" by Insides
8. "Candles" by John Cale
9. "Armenia" by Einstürzende Neubauten
10. "Before Tigers (Blindoldfreak Remix)" by HEALTH
Good stuff at the best price point of all, git it right now.
Is that all, though? Hardly. Adam also posted a spot-on critical appraisal of AFFECTED, as well as the second in a series of interviews with me about the comic. You came here looking for comics criticism, so go read some. Adam's writing is great and he's a great interviewer too: I always end up putting at least as much into my writing for these interview questions as I do for posts on the blog. This time we talked about Watchmen, the Iraq War, writing good character dynamics in comics, drawing the "internet landscape", Osama bin Laden, the genius of Steve Ditko's "Question" comics, and the way today's young hipster kids (like us) relate to their identity as Americans. I'm really proud of it, so I hope you'll go check it out, and take a look at the comic itself when you're done.