Detracting from my Saturday apocalyptic ramblings to let you know about a super-cool project from JD Glass, the ultra-cool and edgy writer of books like American Goth and Punk and Zen.
JD is a modern-day Renaissance woman. Not only does she write (she’s a 2006 Lambda Literary Awards finalist), but she’s also the lead singer in the band Life Underwater AND she’s an artist of the drawing variety. She’s also an EMT. See what I mean? JD is one of the hardest-working women in and out of showbiz, and probably one of the nicest people I’ve had the good fortune to meet. She’s also got a ragingly cool new project in the works.
If you’re not familiar with her writing, check out Punk and Zen, which is a great lead-in to her latest project, called Core, a rock n’ roll novella with the soul of a graphic novel and the heart of a garage band.
source: Outlines Press
I have this feeling that you’re going to want to check this out, because what it does is what a really cool DJ mix does: two seemingly disparate elements seamlessly fused together into one helluva performance reading experience. Reading and looking through Core is like going to see your fave punk band at New York’s CBGB back in the day, when you wore your leather biker jacket and your black Converse high-tops with your skinny jeans and ripped Ramones shirt and you freakin’ spazzed your head near the stage, screaming “I Wanna be Sedated” at the top of your lungs. It’s your favorite artsy postcards taped right next to your concert ticket stubs, a novella/scrapbook/picture book that I guarantee will make you dig in your closet for your Converse and Wayfarer shades.
You can pre-order your copy now, via PayPal.
And for those about to rock, I salute you!