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Sunday, May 09, 2010

City of Abacus

Did you do much on Thursday night? About 1,000 kids in Shoreditch definitely did- they attended the launch party for 'The City of Abacus', a new graphic novel that's set to take the world by storm.
Following in the footsteps of musician-turned-graphic-novelist Gerard Way, VV Brown is trying her hand at the medium- and with the help of writer David Allain and super-talented artist Emma Price, it seems she's not done too badly for herself.
Here's the lowdown- The City of Abacus is, in short, a dystopian landscape, where the nation's minds are wiped on a weekly basis by the evil Queen Virusos. But, to understand how this came to pass, Brown and co. take us back 25 years, charting Virusos' rise to royalty from just a lowly housemaid.
But what will really set this book apart is the fact that each edition is accompanied by a musical track, to provide an aural background to the action in each comic. This soundtrack will then be officially released as an album when each of the separate issues has been published, tying in with the release of the graphic novel.
If you want to find out more, there's an exhibtion runnng at The Book Club in Shoreditch, East London from May 7th - May 29th. Otherwise, check out the links below:


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