Saturday, June 28, 2014

Run by the Gun

I just completed this illustration for the indie comic book series Run by the Gun of the character "Jonah". It's being featured right now on the music website, and the article there says:

The Run By The Gun series chronicles the lives of the members of a band and the New York/Eastcoast hardcore, punk & metal scenes. Creators Rey Miranda and Zambia Greene even released music to go with the comic books! Greene says:

"It is the music of the band. It is also the soundtrack to the project. I’d personally like to call it the music of early-gentrifying north Brooklyn. It comes from being in a broiling city on the edge of the water, and motivated by the punk / hardcore scene of the late 1990's and the bands that populated that particular place and time". (...)"Our characters are mostly clueless, but they come by it honestly. They’re people, just like us, and they’re trying. Trying to understand, trying to figure it all out. They’re in the midst of setting lofty goals for their young selves while grappling with the urgencies of real life and important questions. Where are you going to go? What are you going to do? WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE?"

You can download the first issue for free HERE and you can purchase the second one right HERE.