Music and comic books is a combination that ought to happen more often. My interview with S. Shawn Struble about Li’l Depressed Boy dealt primarily with how he works musicians like Kepi Ghoulie and Andrew Jackson Jihad into the pages of his comic. When I spoke with MC Lars a week or so ago, I wish I’d known about his comic strip, 27th Street.
While you can view pretty much everything he’s done with the strip at its blog, having a collection in comic form certainly makes for a more interesting piece of merch than the usual shirts and stickers.
Lars has copies of Make A Friend On 27th Street with him on Warped Tour, and they’re going for $5. A little pricey for a collection of black-and-white strips that are essentially done with MS Paint, but they’re fairly funny and clever – hip-hop spelling bee! – and even when they fall a little flat in the humor department, they’re still weird enough to be interesting.