Last February, to mark Johnny Cash's 80th birthday (Feb. 26, 1932), CBC Music commissioned graphic novelist Scott Chantler to create a simple comic to illustrate the life of the country music icon.
Happy birthday, Mr. Cash:
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Thanks Scott...excellent illustrations....Mr. Cash was larger than life, a great story teller and communicator. I urge those who have not heard them to listen to some of his "American" series of recordings done in his later life.
Oh. I want this. I really really do.
hey writer boy....I have been blogging all over CBC music for the last couple of days, and there is no traffic...sort of a verbal desert...so I'll exchange with you.
What is it that you really want?
Tired and retired
Well drawn, but impossibly oversimplified. Why not call it Four Frames from Johnny Cash's Life?
@Tired and Retired - The most active blog is the Radio 3 community. Probably not so much on weekends, but during the week during Craig Norris' show 8-12, Grant Lawrence 12-4 and Lisa Christiansen 4-8 PM. Join in for lively spirit discussions centred around Canadian Indie music, but often about anything. It's all good fun. Join us.
Hello dwegowy...re "impossibly oversimplified", it is called "Johnny Cash's Life In Four Frames". "Simple" was Mr. Chantler's mandate....Johnny got a guitar, he recorded, he found the love of his life in a background of booze and pills, June died. "Simple" makes this graphic an imaginative beauty.
However, for the sake of discussion... let us say there are two more frames. What would you add and where would you place these frames?
Thanks for your comment..
Thanks, Iceman...I'll check it out, but wonder why Johnny, Dolly, Mr. Cohen, the Blues, and going back to "vinyl" cannot draw lively discussion. Where are the boomers? Sleeping in their recliner, repetitive news on the tube, I think.
Well it's all pretty new on those parts of the site. The radio3 blog has been going on for many years now. It was all pretty slow until there were hosted streams. Then it slowly built momentum. I think they are hoping to spread the community idea to other parts of the music.cbc.ca website.
Possibly...... the article writers could help to keep the blog alive.
@ dwegowy -- as Tired and Retired mentions, simple was the commission for Scott. It would take at least 100 pages to capture the man's life in total, and it would still be brushstrokes (and here's hoping Scott gives that a go!).
@TheIceman -- good summary. Radio 3 has been around for years and their community is very vibrant. Over time, we expect the same on all these genre communities. Thanks to all of you for getting involved so far. And yes, @Tired and retired -- I've noticed you around the site. Appreciate you mixing it up!
Nice job . Both highs and lows in his life.
This is a very cool piece of artowrk. I hope CBC will put some copies up for sale!
It can be downloaded by right-clicking the graphic... 643 x 1868 pixels will make a nice print....don't see any copyright there. Perhaps the CBC will blog their intentions.
Yes but wouldn't you rather have the original?!