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Shawn Demumbrum of SpazDog Comics Talks About a New Collection of Stories Inspired By The Pixies

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Shawn Demumbrum of SpazDog Comics likes comics. And he likes music. While the two are hardly exclusive, it's hard to think of someone more explicitly marrying the two. He's issued two graphic novel collections inspired by the music of Moz and The Smiths, and with Break the Walls, he's turning his attention, and the combined attention of creators like Brian Miller (whose Hi-Fi Colour Design has worked on Uncanny X-Men, Justice League of America, and more), Joshua Hale Fialkov, Ryan Cody, Michael Macropoulos, and more to the music of The Pixies.

Like he did with the Smiths projects, Demumbrum launched a Kickstarter to fund the book, and with a little help from the Pixies' manager, he reached his goal of $2,000 with five days to spare. With potential covers still up for grabs, we spoke with Demumbrum about the project and what rock 'n' roll acts just may wind up in SpazDog pages in the future.

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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.