Apr 17, 2023 Spotlight
Internationally renowned publisher Humanoids announced today a brand new graphic novel about one of the most influential avant-garde bands in rock music history, ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES: THE VELVET UNDERGROUND STORY.
From multi-award winning artist Koren Shadmi (The Twilight Man, Love Addict: Confessions of a Serial Dater) comes the story of New York’s most iconic figures in the ‘60s—The Velvet Underground & Andy Warhol—and the loaded push-pull relationship that distorted their lives and echoed throughout popular culture. Available in stores August 22.
Many cultural critics would agree that Andy Warhol gave the Velvet Underground their break simply by bringing them under his wing. While they reached a certain level of notoriety and local celebrity in their time and have since acquired a lasting cult following, their initial success was in large part fostered by Warhol’s patronage. But at the time, this relationship was muddied by a certain level of codependence and an insatiable appetite for fame, leaving Reed to ponder: Would we have succeeded without Warhol's influence?
Koren Shadmi is an illustrator and cartoonist based out of New York City. He studied at the School of Visual Arts in NYC where he now teaches, and is the recipient of the Society of Illustrators - Gold Medal, National Endowment For The Arts Grant, and Rondo Classic Horror Award, among other acclaim. In 2009, he was published in the Best American Comics anthology, and he is currently best known as the creator of the Eisner Award-nominated Lugosi: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s Dracula with Humanoids.
"It's been an incredible experience diving into the origins of The Velvet Underground—one of the most influential bands in rock history—for ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES,” said Shadmi. “I hope you enjoy this glimpse into the bohemian culture of '60s New York, from Warhol's Factory to the notorious band that arose out of this unique era."
ALL TOMORROW’S PARTIES: THE VELVET UNDERGROUND STORY will be available in bookstores everywhere (bookshop.org) on August 22, 2023 and in comic shops (comicshoplocator.com) on August 23, 2023. Digital copies can be purchased from comiXology and other digital platforms.