Music Can Change You – Preview New Quarterly Comic Last Song From Black Mask Studios

by Hannah Means Shannon

 

Rolling into comic shops next week in a 64 page and black and white format is an experimental new book from Black Mask Studios called Last Song. It’s a story about about two best friends who form a band and head to LA, “tumbling headfirst into the grime and glamor of the Sunset Strip”.

The book has been designed to arrive in shops in a quartely fashion in 64 page installments, not unlike Image’s publication of Andrew MacLean’s Headlopper, which also arrives in larger page count and quarterly.

Black Mask says:

Here at Black Mask, we love supporting the unique visions of new creators looking to shake things up with fresh new approaches, and so we’re very excited to bring you Holly & Sally’s heartfelt tale of friendship, loss of innocence, and the good the bad & the dirty of rock n fucking roll.

Written by Holly Interlandi, with art by Sally Cantirino, and arriving on July 12th, priced at $4.99, the first installment of Last Song is about “letting the music in”.

Here’s an official description of Last Song #1:

Nicky Marshall was saved by rock and roll – or so he likes to think.

An awkward upbringing and turmoil following his father’s suicide led Nicky to form a band called Ecstasy with his childhood friend Drey. The music takes them to Los Angeles, raw and gritty and teeming with personalities. Nicky thinks they’re ready for stardom, but no one’s ever ready for stardom. This first of four oversized issues begins in the 1980s, grows out of grassroots clubs & introduces Ecstasy to the world – whether it’s ready for them or not.

And here’s our official preview:

Look out for the first part of Last Song in shops on July 12th, 2017.