The music/comics connection

You may enjoy this piece in the LA Times covering musicians who make comics, including Zak Sally (above) Archer Prewitt, and Gerard Way. There are a few obvious names missing, like James Kochalka, and a few more obscure ones, like Carson van Osten, who quit Todd Rundgren’s band, The Nazz, in 1969 for a busy career writing Donald Duck comics. How did that one happen, anyway?


  1. Shawn Williams says:

    Eisner winner Nate Powell of Swallow Me Whole, just returned from a 2 week tour with his band…

  2. How could they forget Coheed & Cambria? Their albums are practically comic books set to music, and they did a tie-in comic called The Amory Wars for Image.

  3. Brian Chippendale beats them drums.

  4. mark coale says:

    Tori Amos?

  5. michael says:

    Not a long enough, detailed enough article. Only scratched the surface of the comics/music connection.

  6. Kevin Dixon has been creating comics non-stop for decades, and headlining Chapel Hill bands for almost as long.

  7. Joe Matt showed me his jam sketchbooks when I was last in LA and they’re filled with comics jams he did with musician Aimee Mann. She can draw pretty well, too.

  8. Also of note: Steve Niles was in the post-hardcore band, Grey Matter.

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