Synopses & Reviews
Great moments in rock and#145;nand#8217; roll. Everyone has at least one. For three years, Joel Orff collected peopleand#8217;s stories, illustrated them, and posted them on his web site. Though several of these comics feature well-known musicians, they arenand#8217;t necessarily about music. They may be life-defining experiences, or they may be small and sublime occurrences that the narrator has never forgotten, or moments that they would have liked to have forgotten, but couldnand#8217;t, because they made too good of a story. These are funny and sometimes poignant comics about people struggling with and celebrating their circumstances, often through unlikely forms of self-expression.
and#147;Joel Orffand#8217;s Great Moments In Rock and#145;nand#8217; Roll strike at the heart of some deep emotional truths about adolescent longing and the power of dreams in Nowheresville, U.S.A. Like an unforgettable melancholy pop tune or a timeless, enervating rocker he taps into a soulfulness that is all too rare today in any medium.and#8221; and#151; Jim DeRogatis, pop music critic, Chicago Sun-Times
, and author of Let It Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs, Americaand#8217;s Greatest Rock Critic
"Even if readers don't know the names Gary Numan and Albert Collins, music lovers will still be able to recognize the shared joy of interacting with music. andmdash; Jamie Watson, School Library Journal
Everyone has at least one Rock and Roll Memory. For three years Joel Orff collected these stories and illustrated them.
About the Author
Joel Orffand#8217;s first book Strum and Drang: Great Moments in Rock and#145;nand#8217; Roll was nominated for the 2004 YALSA Booklist. The comic strip and#145;Great Moments in Rock and#145;nand#8217; Rolland#8217; has run weekly in the Marin, California magazine Pacific Sun since 2005. Joeland#8217;s other books are Waterwise and Thunderhead Underground Falls.