90s rock iconoclast Courtney Taylor-Taylor, lead singer of the Dandy Warhols ("Bohemian Like You") and star of the awesome 2004 documentary Dig!, has turned to graphic novels and Titan Books is about to give his first effort One Model Nation a wide release.
Originally conceived as a movie script and adapted into book form, OMN tells the story of a fictional 70s German rock band and the ways its members cross paths with the notorious German terror organization the Red Army Faction (a/k/a the Baader-Meinhof Gang).
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From US rock band The Dandy Warhols' frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor comes a work of historical fiction set in Berlin 1977 during a fascinating period of political and cultural turmoil.
With striking art by indie super-star Jim Rugg (The Guild), this stand-alone graphic novel follows the epic journey of popular art noise band One Model Nation as they become embroiled in the police hunt for the notorious Baader-Meinhof Gang. The gang’s violent protests have the paranoid government suspecting every youth of conspiracy to overthrow the system and One Model Nation are about to become public enemy #1. “The book you hold in your hands is nowhere near an accurate historical text,” writes Courtney Taylor-Taylor. “It is merely inspired by the outrageous and outlandish behavior and style during this amazing time and place.”
The stunning hardcover features a foreword by Michael Allred (Madman, The Atomic, Red Rocket 7) as well as a host of behind-the-scenes extras including sketches, storyboards, a detailed director’s commentary, deleted scenes and a fascinating historical background on the Baader-Meinhof gang.