On Saturday, December 5th, we’re throwing a big party with Image Comics to celebrate the release of C. Allbritton Taylor’s debut graphic novel, One Model Nation. Acclaimed artist Jim Rugg will be coming to town as well as editor Joe Keatinge, One Model Nation researcher/historian, Donovan Leitch Jr., and artist Mike Allred, creator of Red Rocket 7 and co-editor of the book.
WHO: C. Allbritton Taylor, Jim Rugg, Donovan Leitch Jr, Mike Allred, Jon Fell, Joe Keatinge
WHAT: ONE MODEL NATION Book Release Party & Signing
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 5th, 6-9PM
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 20 NW 5th Ave #101, Portland, OR 97209, (503)241-0227
One Model Nation, the first graphic novel of its kind, will be released by Image Comics on December 2, 2009 in book stores nationwide. Writer C. Allbritton Taylor and One Model Nation historian Donovan Leitch, piece together the band’s epic journey, revealing the final dark days of the Baader-Meinhof Gang and the band’s mysterious disappearance only months later.
In 1977, four young men were the voice of their generation.
In 1978, they disappeared.
Afrodisiac and Street Angel illustrator Jim Rugg brings you a complete view of the political art noise band, One Model Nation.
With Scorsese-esque electricity, One Model Nation captures the arts and politics of an era whose influence can not be measured.
“This is a life’s work for me,” says C. Allbritton Taylor. “From the Munich Olympics to the heyday of raves, hip hop to state-of-the-art handguns, this era has informed modern culture, fashion, politics, technology, you name it. But this dark time has been a relative German secret which only recently has begun to be revealed, mostly due to the birth of the internet. On a personal level I needed to see this time and place fleshed out into people and events that make sense yet maintain heroic proportions. Donovan spent years researching the multitude of bizarre and overwhelming events in which these people lived their lives and made their noble, everyman decisions. This story needed to be told.”
“I have always been fascinated by post-war Germany, the counter-culture revolutionaries and their violent upheaval against the rise of capitalism in a Communist country. The fact that One Model Nation, four musicians who helped to create electronica, was unwittingly pulled into the battle being waged between these two forces makes their story all the more compelling. This is the equivalent to a Syd Barrett German epic,” says Donovan Leitch.
For a sneak peak at the first chapter of the book please click on the following link:
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