Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Of note, a comic about the history of jazz

The Korea Times spotlights the second volume of the Jazz It Up! comic series, which chronicles the history of jazz. Here's Nam Moo-seong, series creator and jazz critic, who decided to draw the books himself:
"I considered a professional cartoonist but I quickly dismissed that idea. I felt whoever was to do the drawings should really know the artists and their music for the portrayals to be as realistic and plausible as possible."
A revised edition of the first volume has been issued to coincide with the release of the second; both come with a compilation CD.