LIVING FOR KICKS: A Mods Graphic Novel
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Living for Kicks: A Mods Graphic Novel
Jim McCarthy & Kevin Cross
Living for Kicks is an electrifying graphic novel that brings the British pop culture of the 1960s to vivid life.
It focusses on Spike Spellane, a young Mod trying to hustle enough money to start a record label in London’s sleazy Soho. His adventures are skilfully interwoven with the antics of real-life heroes and villains while the settings are contemporary locations that made the headlines and helped shape a tumultuous decade.
Spellane’s story embraces legendary Soho jazz dives, famous gangsters and real music stars. It takes place against the background of the notorious Christine Keeler scandal that rocked the country and almost brought down a government. Real life also provided the setting for the novel’s spectacular climax –the infamous battles between Mods and Rockers staged on the beaches of southern England.
Living for Kicks shows and tells exactly what it was like to be a mover and shaker during a unique era of British pop creativity and social upheaval.