So last month I found out that Dan “Soupy” Campbell from The Wonder Years put out a solo record under the name Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties. I was rightfully excited by this because the record, We Don’t Have Each Other, is one of the best albums I’ve heard in a long time. The storytelling and imagery are amazing. Dan does a beautiful job of painting a scene in every song. It’s like listening to an incredibly well written short story, but there’s fantastic music to go with it.
I had been sketching the other day and I found it was a lot easier to decide on something to draw if I started with a box, like I would when drawing comics. I was looking for a subject for some comic-like art and decided to do a drawing for every song on this record. The scene-setting and exposition in these songs made them a perfect subject and it ended up being a really fun project. Some of the scenes I drew were just snapshots of things described in the lyrics and for some I took a few interpretive liberties. I recommend listening to the record while checking these out. Enjoy!
I’ll probably post these on Mount Saint Awesome soon, but this seemed like more of a project than a comic, so I wanted to do a blog post first.