This week on Creannotators, I talked with creator Dave Chisholm about his work on the excellent Chasin’ The Bird, a graphic novel about the life of jazz legend Charlie Parker. We talk jazz history, bringing Parker’s mythology to this moment in time, and the distinct visual challenge of conveying music in comics.
On Comic Book Herald’s ‘Creannotators’ I’ll be interviewing some of my favorite creators in comics about specific runs, graphic novels or series, looking for their insights on the inspirations behind the work and ideas or hidden material readers may have missed. Creannotators is an audio/visual annotative guide to enjoying the intricacies and thinking in the art. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the comics!
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Chasin’ The Bird is easily one of my favorite graphic novels of 2020, and one I expect we’ll be seeing on a lot of year-end best-of lists.
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Chasin’ The Bird Is:
Creator: Dave Chisholm
Colors: Peter Markowski
You can find more from Dave Chisholm here:
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Music for Best Comics Ever by Anthony Weis. Check out more music at anthonyweis.com.
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Tracy Eckstrand says
Dave Chisholm’s work is outright brilliant. His graphic novel, “Instrumental,” is awesome and his comic “Canopus,” would make a cool sci-fi movie. I can’t wait to read, “Chasing The Bird.”