Joseph Remnant, artist on Harvey Pekar’s CLEVELAND, channels a bit of that Pekar vibe along with writer Jeff Newelt in this online comics about jazz musician Paul Shapiro, whose new album SHOFAROT VERSES , is out featuring famed guitarist Marc Ribot. It’s on John Zorn’s TZADIK label, so if you like Masala, you might like this.
The strip is all about Shapiro’s career as a “Jewish jazz musician.” (For a larger version go here.)
Remnant certainly put himself on the list of young cartoonists to watch with his Eisner-nominated work on Cleveland. His “Cartoon CLouds” webcomic can be found on The Expositor. He also has two issues of his solo comic Blindspot out.
The creative team previously ganged together for this comic, which Newelt actually used to propose! And at the wedding Shapiro played. (And a former guest testifies that the music was hoppin’!)
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