Tales of The Smiths is a comic book retelling of the band members' teenage years, before the group was famous, and includes fascinating digressions about their influences (the New York Dolls, Nico, Sex Pistols, NY punk, Patti Smith, etc.) and the times in which they grew up. The story reaches its climax with the meeting of Morrissey and Marr, the formation of the band in 1982, and their first gig as The Smiths. With an introduction by Simon Wolstencroft, the former drummer of The Fall and Patrol, and following Omnibus bestsellers GodSpeed: The Kurt Cobain Graphic and Gabba Hey! The Graphic Story of The Ramones, this new addition will captivate fans of graphic novels and The Smiths alike.
About the Author
Con Chrisoulis is a multidisciplinary artist who has enjoyed a long career in indie and mainstream comics. From 2011 to 2014, he published a daily web comic devoted to the early and unknown days of the seminal indie band, The Smiths. He is currently researching, drawing, and publishing online his latest graphic novel, Rebel Rebel, spanning David Bowie's entire life.