2016 comes forth

2016 comes forth

          2016 is a busy year for me Three Graphic books are to be published as well as at least two Ebook self publications. April see the release of Living For Kicks: A Mods Graphic Novel May sees the release of Who Are You? The Life Of Death Of Keith Moon. With an Autumn realise for Bob Marley Graphic book. As well as my own self-published Voices Of Latin Rock The E-Mix....
Jim McCarthy talks to Alex Fitch at Cartoon County Part 1

Jim McCarthy talks to Alex Fitch at Cartoon County Part 1

listen to ‘Alex Fitch talks to Jim McCarthy – part 1’ on audioBoom Alex Fitch talks to Jim McCarthy about writing graphic novel music biographies of musicians and groups such as Kurt Cobain, Michael Jackson, The Ramones and Metallica. Fitch and McCarthy talk about the varying difficulties of depicting late musicians on the page, writing authentic voices for real people and taking a docudrama approach to graphic novels. (Recorded at Cartoon County, Brighton, January 2014 / originally broadcast Monday 7th April, Resonance 104.4 FM) Omnibus Omnibus Contributed by...
Helen Donlon Interviews Jim McCarthy for Omnibus Press

Helen Donlon Interviews Jim McCarthy for Omnibus Press

Jim, your name has become synonymous with two musical areas in recent years, namely your ongoing work in the Latin Rock arena and your work on what has become a series of graphic biographies based around the lives of musicians. Let’s start with the second area. What was the impetus for the first book in the series, Godspeed: The Life of Kurt Cobain? Did you come in as a hardcore Nirvana fan? The first one (Godspeed) I wrote in conjunction with Barney Legg. Barney was a creative spirit and he was a Nirvana fan. I have always liked balls-out music and Nirvana had the rage on stage that The Sex Pistols had plus the dynamism of the first Move band in the sixties (along with The Who etc). I was not a great fan of grunge (I found it pretty uncharismatic and dreary) but thought Nirvana’s attack was superb. Plus Dave Grohl’s drumming was spot on. Plus Kurt’s undoubted song writing genius. I remember how Kurt’s death affected Barney at that time. I used to manage Barney in a band called Prettymouth. He was the main creative force and had a good voice and I liked his song writing at that time. We got them gigs all around London and even did a mad tour around the UK with Roy Wood. Barney was a really cool guy. He wrote a Bix Barton story ( a character I had devised with Peter Milligan; renowned comic writer) for 2000AD (Britain’s premier comic featuring Judge Dredd) that I drew and we also recorded some interesting music together. I liked our combined ideas...