Image Comics Announces ‘Deep Cuts’ Spanning Sixty Years Of The Highs And Lows OfJazz History

Radiant Black writers Kyle Higgins and Joe Clark team up for the forthcoming music related miniseries Deep Cuts. This miniseries will feature six double-length issues and will launch in April from Image Comics and a whole array of artist contributing to each issue.

The artists involved in the six-issue series include Danilo Beyruth, Helena Masellis, Diego Greco, Ramón K Pérez (Stillwater), Juni Ba (Monkey Meat), and Toby Cypress (The Gravedigger’s Union) and coloured by Igor Monti (Radiant Black, Inferno Girl Red, Supermassive). The covers will all be connecting artwork by Chris Brunner and Rico Renzi and will span 60 iconic years of music history.

“Inspired by real events, Deep Cuts tells stories of the interconnected struggle, joy and hope in jazz as well as the (sometimes) stray connections that ultimately inspire each new generation. Deep Cuts #1 is set in New Orleans, 1917. In the city’s bustling red-light district, a young clarinet player lands a job with his hero—but he’ll soon discover there’s more to the music business than playing the right notes.

Bonus backmatter material for each Deep Cuts issue will also include lead sheets of original songs by Chicago jazz composers, inspired by and connected to each issue’s story.”

Speaking to Higgins said:

“Joe and I first met in high school, playing in too many bands, jazz groups and chamber ensembles to name, and became close friends through our love of comic books, film and music. We’ve collaborated on many projects over the years, but Deep Cuts is on a different level. This isn’t an academic look at Jazz and American music but instead a story spanning 60 years, exploring the people and the deeply human connections in music and culture that ultimately inspire each new generation.”

Clark added:

“Deep Cuts imagines characters on the periphery who, in spite of their circumstances, find the courage to face the unknown and play an important part in the landscape of American music—even if they don’t know. Six-issue series begins in New Orleans and jumps through the decades, to new cities and new protagonists, and our amazing team of artists reflects that breadth and scale. Getting to work with Kyle and this insanely talented team has been so creatively fulfilling and I can’t wait for us to share this story.”

Deep Cuts #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 26th from Image Comics.

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