Phoenix Artist Makes Smiths Comic, And You Can Help

You know, when you think about it, Morrissey is kind of like a comic book character already. Call him "Super Sad Man," or "Captain Sexually Ambiguous."

Don't expect Shawn Demumbrum's Unite and Take Over: Comic Book Stories Inspired by The Smiths to be as stupid as those ideas, though.

Demumbrum's set up a Kickstarter page, were potential financial contributors can get the scoop on The Smiths comic, which Demumbrum is hoping to premier at Tucson Comicon in November.

"The concept for Unite and Take Over is pretty simple. What story plays in your head when you listen to your favorite Smiths song? I approached some of my fellow comic book creators and asked them to create 4-8 pages stories inspired by their favorite Smiths songs. The song acts as an inspiration, jumping off point, theme or mood for the story. Each story varies in style and genre," Demumbrum writes.

Backers can pledge at different levels, and receive gifts according to the amount they select.
The project seems really cool, and has already secured $945 toward the goal of $3,000. The goal must be reached by September 11, so really, quit asking "how soon is now" and get on it.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.