FLORENCE & MACHINE Inspires New Comic Anthology

Cosmic Love
Credit: Rachel Perciphone (Red Stylo Press)
Credit: Rachel Perciphone (Red Stylo Press)

Press Release

Indie comic publisher Red Stylo Media has announced a new comic fanthology inspired by the music of British rock’s Florence + the Machine. COSMIC LOVE is a curated selection of original comic inspired by over a decade of music by the phenom performer Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine. The campaign is live on Kickstarter: https://tinyurl.com/y7rqzfdn

COSMIC LOVE is a celebration of love in all forms. Contributing artists were challenged to create original stories inspired by their favorite Florence + the Machine songs. The result is a collection of comic shorts that touch on the ethereal and diverse themes that inform the music of this beloved LGBTQ icon.

The collection was first proposed by featured cover artist Rachel Perciphone and is edited by Jennie Wood. Ms. Wood is the creator of the critically acclaimed, award-winning Flutter graphic novel series (Dark Horse Comics) featured in The New York Times, Boston Globe, and one of the best LGBTQ graphic novels of 2013 and 2015, according to The Advocate.

Matching the format of a previous music-inspired title, Baroque Pop, A Comic Anthology inspired by the music of Lana Del Rey, the COSMIC LOVE anthology will be printed at 7” × 7” to physically resemble a 45 RPM record cover.

Credit: Rachel Perciphone (Red Stylo Press)

COSMIC LOVE features short comics and vignettes by:

    Rachel Perciphone
    Jennie Wood + Josh Segal
    Vita Ayala + Kat Taylor
    Seth Greenwood + Angela Zhang
    Enrica Jang + Y. Sanders + Jan Velazquez + Mark Mullaney
    Mario Candelaria + Adam Ferris + Lesley Atlansky + Scott Ewan
    Zack Rocklin-Waltch + Taren Beatrice

In addition to Cosmic Love and Baroque Pop, rock-themed titles from Red Stylo include: Angel With a Bullet, inspired by Tom Waits; KILLER QUEEN, comics inspired by the discography of Queen; and The 27 Club, comics inspired by Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix and other music artists who died age twenty-seven.  The 27 Club was co-published with Action Lab Comics and was nominated for a Harvey Award for Best Anthology in 2016.

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