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  • Official Press Release: Daniel Johnston's SPACE DUCKS Hits in April from BOOM! TOWN

    Official Press Release

     

    BOOM! Town and Wieden + Kennedy Entertainment bring world-famous underground musician and artist Daniel Johnston to comics this April with his new graphic novel SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS.

    

A celebrated musician and recording artist with a 30-year career that includes over 20 albums -- including covers by Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, Tom Waits, Beck, and TV on the Radio -- Johnston was the subject of the 2006 documentary "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" which won the Sundance Film Festival Director's Award. His drawings and paintings have hung in art galleries and museums across the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art. Johnston rocketed to global notoriety in the early 1990s when album artwork from his "Hi, How Are You?" record was featured on a t-shirt worn by Kurt Cobain at the height of Nirvana's exploding popularity.



    SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS is Johnston’s debut graphic novel. Johnston, a long-time and dedicated fan of comic books, realizes his life-long dream of being a comic book artist with this release.



    SPACE DUCKS is more than just a graphic novel, it’s a one-of-a-kind interactive comic book experience, complimented by the Space Ducks album and iOS App. The companion app will virtually take readers through Daniel's Outer-Space world of Ducks and Devils, with games to play, surprising voices from different talents, animations and videos from the comic book, links to exciting new Space Ducks merchandise, and a slew of Easter eggs, including contributions from some of the critically-acclaimed musicians who number amongst Daniel’s biggest fans. The app will also debut Daniel Johnston’s first new album since 2009.



    On March 13th, in Austin Texas, SPACE DUCKS launches at SXSW with a show and invite-only, launch party, including headliners Built to Spill, along with Daniel Johnston and many more.



    "This is another instance of bringing it all back home for me personally because I'm a native of San Antonio and went to school in Austin," says Ross Richie, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BOOM! Studios. "Daniel is a fixture of the central Texas music scene and an international symbol of the unique creativity the region offers. Getting a chance to work with a seminal voice like Daniel is exactly why I got into publishing in the first place."

    

SPACE DUCKS follows a banner first year of publishing for BOOM! Studios' lit comix imprint, BOOM! Town, which saw Shannon Wheeler win an Eisner Award for his work I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER. BOOM! Studios is enjoying back-to-back "Best Publisher" awards from Diamond Comic Distributors for 2009 and 2010.



    SPACE DUCKS: AN INFINITE COMIC BOOK OF MUSICAL GREATNESS, written and drawn by Daniel Johnston, will ship this April. This title features 96 pages of story and carries a price point of $19.99 and a Diamond code of FEB120868.



    About BOOM! Town
    BOOM! Town is the lit comix imprint of the Eisner, Harvey, and "Best Publisher" Award-winning BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com). BOOM! Town recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER. BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s series IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, Cartoon Network's ADVENTURE TIME and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL.

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  • BBC Guest Blog - Daniel Johnston - Triumph of a Troubled Mind

    The BBC blog post on upcoming April 4 BELFAST show

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  • Lipscomb University SHOW attendees who didn't get a shirt

    Our apologies for not having nearly enough shirts for the great turnout on Friday, February 10 at David Lipscomb University.   Those with a Tennesee or neighboring zip code can use the DISCOUNT CODE at www.hihowareyou.com or www.rejectedunknown.com to get 25% off the purchase of any SHIRT - enter the code LIPSCOMB2012 next to the item after adding to the shopping cart and press GO.

    The ART EXHIBIT at Lipscomb University continues on campus in the John C Hutchesin Gallery through March 9.

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  • Nashville SCENE

    Nashville SCENE - Daniel Johnston! Live! Free! At Lipscomb! Tomorrow! For Real!

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  • Daniel Johnston Live Broadcast Gallery Performance

    Watch live streaming video from danieljohnston at livestream.com

     

    Wieden+Kennedy Entertainment is pleased to host a live, intimate gallery performance by Daniel Johnston, on Thursday, August 25, from 6:00 – 6:30 pm PST, coinciding with the re-launch of Daniel Johnston’s  hihowareyou.com website.

    The performance, which will also be streaming live here for all fans, culminates a month-long Daniel Johnston Art Show, “Space Ducks: An Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness.”  The gallery show includes work from his upcoming comic book, as well as selections of his most popular previous work.

    Hope to see you here!

    Daniel Johnston Gallery Performance
    Thursday, August 25 | Streaming LIVE 6:00-6:30 PM PST

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