When it comes to comic books based on rock and roll you will be pressed to find quality books out there. Motörhead: The Rise of the Loudest Band in the World by Fantoons looks very promising.
Dive into the world of Motörhead’s wild 40-year career with this officially authorized, fully illustrated graphic novel crafted by award-winning animation studio Fantoons.
Spanning 144 pages packed with stunning illustrations, Motörhead: The Rise of the Loudest Band in the World tells the legendary story of Motörhead’s frontman Lemmy Kilmister and the band’s meteoric rise to becoming one of the most influential rock bands of all time.
From Lemmy’s early days working at a riding school in the English countryside to the recording of the band’s iconic album and first major international success, Ace of Spades, this Motörhead graphic novel chronicles the extraordinary story of the famous frontman’s incredible journey as the leader of the “loudest band in the world.”
With this essential piece of Motörhead history and lore, fans will learn more about the band that heavily influenced well-known groups like Metallica and Foo Fighters, and discover the fascinating tale of the legend himself, Lemmy Kilmister!
David Calcano is the founder and creative director of Fantoons, an animation studio based in Los Angeles. David was born in Caracas, Venezuela and has been watching cartoons ever since he was inside his mom’s belly. As an adult, he moved to the UK, where he worked as a systems engineer until he dropped his career to pursue his true dream: to build an animation studio, create cartoons and publish books that merge music and creative art. Throughout his career, David has worked hand-in-hand with some of the top companies and musical artists around the world, including The Walt Disney Company, Rush, Alice Cooper, Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, Mr. Big, Universal Music, Poison, and Steve Martin.
Mark Irwin, a graduate of the Joe Kubert School, was art director for Heavy Metal Magazine, Wildstorm Consumer Products, and Upper Deck Entertainment, as well as the Executive Editor for Insight Comics. He is currently Senior Product Manager for IDW Publishing. In addition, he has written and inked for DC Comics and inked for Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, and many others over a 25-year career.