Behind the Scenes of Tori Amos’ ‘Comic Book Tattoo’
Today sees the release of one of the most odd comics projects of late, a compilation of stories based on the music of Tori Amos, Comic Book Tattoo.
Spinner has a lengthy interview with Amos on the subject, as well as chats with many of the project’s creators. Read it all right here.
Amos offers her reaction to the book:
I’m not offended by this book, but I’m shocked. And it’s shocked in a way that makes me laugh, sometimes makes my skin crawl, sometimes makes me have to go back and dive back into that song again. I had given a brief to Rantz. I said, "This is not about people trying to, line by line, interpret and do a visual cover version of this song." Because I just didn’t find that intriguing at all. The comics that I was introduced to, which was ‘The Sandman,’ had integrity to me. And sometimes in the storyline, things didn’t always end up OK. Sometimes people die. Sometimes life does not triumph over all.