So I've had a little secret I've been dying to share since September… For the next 6 months I'll be writing and illustrating a comic strip called "The adventures of Record Store Girl" for music magazine Magnet!!
The comic is about Lillian, a record store shop girl, who accidentally discovers a magical object that gives her super powers! But what will she do with those powers…? Fight to save record stores from big-box chains taking over, become a music vigilante or just decline her new abilities for a normal life? You'll have to read the strips to find out!
Lillian also happens to be a real person – she's my good friend who actually works at Criminal Records here in Atlanta! I got the idea to write about her as magical girl because she does so many things for her store and local community in Atlanta that it's almost super human!
I'm so excited about Record Store Girl because I've always wanted to write a cutesy magical girl story and this was the perfect opportunity! I can't wait to see how it all evolves! I might even try to weave it into my personal comic I've been working on.
Comic #1 went on sale at the beginning of November with the above cover, but I wasn't able to blog about it right away due to work and personal stuff… But! It will be for sale until the 28th so you can still hurry if you want to get a copy!!
If you'd like to buy a copy, you can find it at either your local independent record shop or one of the fabulous stores listed above! Annnd comic #2 will be available for purchase on November 29th!! Since I know that is a bit of a time crunch to get the first comic, I thought I'd do something fun for you guys:
I'm giving away a free signed copy of
Magnet magazine with "The adventures of Record Store Girl" #1 inside!
Want to win a copy of the magazine?
- Leave a comment stating what sort of magical super hero abilities you wish you had, along with your name and email!
- If you reblog about this, that can count as an extra entry as long as you link where you mentioned the comic in a separate comment! (So it counts as an extra entry! <3)
I'll use a random number generator to select a winner from the comments on November 28th and send out your issue just in time to read before comic #2!
Wheee! So glad I can finally post about this!!
I hope you guys are as excited as I am! ❤