So the famous singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston has "written" his first comic book. For those unaware, Johnston has suffered from schizophrenia and manic depression for most of his life and tales of his early days and mishaps as a folk musician in the Austin, TX area are that of music legend these days.
Anyhow, a documentary came out called "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" where it's revealed Daniel is also a skilled artist. Not in the conventional form - his art is often crude, demented pieces - but they are genius if you understand they come from the mind of a literal mad-man. And I mean that it the most adoring, respecting way haha
He has had numerous galleries for his art and sold a lot of it for high prices and sometime last year (or the year before) he got around to putting together his first comic book. It's about 100 pages of Daniel's art put together to loosely form a story called "Space Ducks: An Infinite Comic of Musical Greatness."
In fact, CBR did a preview on it a while back (found here: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?p...ticle&id=37219) but it seems like the story slipped through relatively unnoticed - I assume people didn't know what to think of it. If you're not a fan of Johnston prior to seeing this, you'd probably want to pass on it - and more than likely people here would lean toward making fun of it. But I am fascinated by Johnston and his art to find out he created a comic, which I obviously love, I had to pick it up. I ordered a signed copy of it and will love it like it's my child haha.
So I was wondering if there are any other members familiar with Johnston who have picked up the book. I'd love to know what other people thought about this. It comes off amateurish at first but that's part of the charm - it's so simple but some of the themes Daniel brings up in both this book and his earlier art/songs (sci-fi worlds, satanic armies, etc) are complex on so many different levels. It's really interesting.