October 20, 2011 in Books (F)
[prMac.com] London, England - Musicroom.com introduces Kurt Cobain: The Graphic Novel 1.0, for iPad. Writers Barnaby Legg and Jim McCarthy have used biographical fact interwoven with references to the singer's tortured self-image from Cobain's point of view. The vibrant art by Flameboy captures both the subjective dreamscape and the objective reality of a tragic musical legend.
This app takes Cobain's story and plays it out as a visual depiction of his life. From the luminous colors of an idyllic childhood through the flamboyant hues of success and stardom, Cobain's story inevitably declines into a much darker palette. The script draws from the singer's tortured self-image as well as straightforward biographical fact so that the tone of the app fluctuates between subjective dream-state and objective reality.
App users can browse page by page, or zoom in and work their way through frame by frame. This unique app further enhances the graphic novel experience.
For his 14th birthday, Cobain's uncle gave him the option of a guitar or a bicycle as a gift; Cobain chose the guitar. Cobain formed Nirvana in 1987 and within two years, the band became a fixture of the burgeoning Seattle grunge scene. In 1991, the arrival of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit marked the beginning of a dramatic shift of popular rock music away from the dominant genres of the 1980s.
During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with drug addiction and the massive success of Nirvana with his underground roots. He also felt persecuted by the media.
On April 8, 1994, Cobain was found dead in his home in Seattle, the victim of what was officially ruled a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head. In ensuing years, the circumstances of his death became a topic of fascination and debate.
Godspeed - The Kurt Cobain Graphic was first issued in print by Omnibus in 2003 and became a bestselling paperback.
About the authors:
Barnaby Legg has been creating graphic novels and other assorted fictions inside his head since early childhood.
Jim McCarthy is a widely published illustrator and comic strip artist. He has created for 2000AD, working on Bad Company, Bix Barton, The Grudgefather and Kid Cyborg. He is also the author of Voice of Latin Rock: Music from the Streets.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 132 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Kurt Cobain: The Graphic Novel 1.0 is $5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
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