Underground: Cursed Rockers and High Priestesses of Sound, the essential illustrated bible of independent music (releasing on September 26, 2023).
Writer Arnaud Le Gouëfflec, and artist Nicolas Moog offer unique and exhaustive looks at some of the most influential outsider music legends. From the sensitive genius of Daniel Johnston; the Peruvian icon, Yma Sumac; the extraordinary Moondog; the classic bargain hunters of The Cramps; to the legendary Patti Smith, and many, many more.
Created by two devoted fans of the underground genre, this book has a love of music at its core. Writer Arnaud Le Gouëfflec is both a novelist and a comic book script writer, as well as a singer/songwriter. Artist Nicolas Moog is a cartoonist and author whose creative talents extend into vocals, guitar, banjo, bass, double bass and percussion!
Underground: Cursed Rockers and High Priestesses of Sound has already received acclaim internationally. Rolling Stone writes that “Underground manages, through its many anecdotes and its sense of storytelling, to open the doors to incredible worlds”. Albertine contributor, Adam Hocker, comments, “This book is a gem for anyone who appreciates unusual music and will nourish the eyes and ears of those with a taste for the off-kilter. Honestly, the list of essential albums at the end is worth the price of admission in itself!”
Underground: Cursed Rockers and High Priestesses of Sound will be available in comic shops, bookshops, and digital platforms from September 26th.