Graphic Novel About The Doors Due Out In October
Z2 Comics has announced that a biographical comic book, titled, “Morrison Hotel,” about the legendary rock band The Doors, will be out on October 13, 2020.
The book has been titled Morrison Hotel to mark the 50th anniversary of the band’s album by that name.
Leah Moore, daughter of comics legend Alan Moore, will be writing the script for the comic, along with guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore. Several artists will be contributing the visual aspect of the book, with Chris Hunt drawing the cover.
“The graphic novel weaves the band’s influence into some of the lore that led to their status as the architects of counterculture, influencing artists, poets and outsiders for generations to come,” the publishers noted.
The story takes place during a “decade in which women, African Americans, Native Americans, gays, lesbians and other marginalized people continued their fight for equality, and many Americans joined the protest against the ongoing war in Vietnam.”
“I have loosely tied the stories to the tracks on the album, but also I am filling them with everything I can that puts you in that mindset, into that moment, where the album was made,” Moore told Rolling Stone. “You could write a whole book for each track, but I wanted the stories to just immerse you in one place. … The Doors have so much theater, and swagger and storytelling, they’re a totally natural fit for a comic. The lyrics they wrote, and the energy they played with – I think the songs don’t just lend themselves to the medium, they actually cry out to be comics.”
Recalling her visit to Jim Morrison‘s grave in 1992 when she was in her teens, Moore said, “It was pouring with rain, absolutely battering it down, and there was us, a really unpromising gang of nerdy 13- or 14-year-old kids in raincoats, but standing there at his grave felt monumental, truly epic. All the flowers, and the incense sticks, and the graffiti.”
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