If you like comics with a dreamy quality, then check out the work of Juan Santapau. Here is a piece entitled, “Music For Stray Days,” a comic with a musical accompaniment by Kim Boekbinder about a mysterious song that captivates a city. The press release follows:
Music For Stray Days:
The latest installment in the webcomic The Secret Knots tells the story of a mysterious song that appears in the minds of an entire city and then fades from memory in a single day where everything seems possible. It’s a story by comic artist Juan Santapau about a fictitious work of art, brought to life by musician Kim Boekbinder who asked her fans to participate in the project by sending her their voices to be included in the song chorus. The collaboration unfolded in unexpected ways as it became a story about hope and making the impossible real, inspired by our times.
We hope you like it as much as we enjoyed making it. http://www.thesecretknots.com/2011/12/15/music-for-stray-days/
Kim Boekbinder is a performer, composer, musician, and visual artist who has traveled the world promoting her album The Impossible Girl. She is currently in production of an animated film with art by Molly Crabapple, and is now recording new songs, as well as guest blogging for alt culture blog Coilhouse about the Occupy movement.
www.kimboekbinder.com “…a mistress of her craft.” - Neil Gaiman
Juan Santapau is a chilean comics artist, author of the webcomic The Secret Knots, a series of brief stories in comic form about fiction and real life and how they relate to each other in unexpected ways. The Secret Knots has received glowing reviews from numerous webcomic and art sites, and comes highly recommended by cult authors Warren Ellis and Jonathan Carroll.