Categories: The Daily Rock Hatch
In which members of the rock community tearfully reveal their geeky comic obsessions, beneath their hardened irony-based exoskeleton.
Who are you? Brenden Fletcher and Jakub Zapotoczny.
What is your band called? Ragni.
You totally be our Myspace friend because: It’s good for your music/comics-karma.
What are you reading [comic-wise, naturally]? Jakub: I just purchased Mnemovore by the incredibly gifted, Ray Fawkes. I’ve also recently become a big fan of Bryan O’Malley’s, Scott Pilgrim and anything by Paul Pope.
Zapotoczny: The Other Side featuring the brilliant art of Cameron Stewart. I’m also an avid reader of the amazing web-comics, Ojingogo by Matthew Forsythe and Butternut Squash by Ramon Perez.
The comic shop that always makes me late for sound check:
We’re never late for sound check–but we like to buy our comics at The Beguiling in Toronto.
This time next year, I hope to be working on the soundtrack to major motion picture adaptation of which comic: We won’t have time for films–we’ll be recording the soundtrack for an as-yet-unannounced graphic novel, an extremely original ghost story by a very talented and popular comic creator.
Assorted Ragni-related comic fun facts:
- Ragni’s debut album comes packaged in an original graphic novella by illustrator, Karl Kerschl.
- Brenden has worked on stories for Marvel Comics and the SPX Comic Anthologies.
-Brenden’s new web-comic, Violent Gravity Queen (with illustrator Kalman Andrasofszky) will debut as a part of the collective Transmission-X, this coming June.