On April 13th, LA songstresses, The Like, will rock the pages of LI’L DEPRESSED BOY with their 60’s British-invasion inspired pop music. Having previously featured the pop punk musician Kepi Ghoulie in the first issue, when LDB first met Jazz, the girl of his dreams, this comic is no stranger to buzz-worthy new indie music.
S. Steven Struble explained the decision to have real bands rather than fictional ones, “Music is a very important thing in LDB’s life, and we like to keep it authentic. So for us, there was no other choice than a real band. The Like fit perfectly the story we were telling and we both love their music.”
“When Struble had suggested a real band playing at Jazz’s birthday, my first throught was The Like,” added artist Sina Grace. “I expected a huge back and forth about which band to go with, but it turned out he’d been listening to them for months and loved Release Me as much as I did.”
Laena Geronimo, bassist for The Like, said, “Being illustrated in a comic book is kind of one of the most unbelievably awesome things that can happen to a band I think. It’s just amazing how well our looks and mannerisms were captured in just lines and color. I’m SO excited to see the physical pages in my hands! I can’t believe I’m on the cover! I’m going to frame it.”
In the third issue of this boy-meets-girl story, LDB spends some time with his love interest, visits a thrift store, searches for the perfect gift and finally, goes to Jazz’s birthday party where The Like play. These ordinary, everyday parts of life and falling in love in the real world have won over readers. As Multiversity’s Joshua Mocle explained the music-driven romance between the two main characters of LI’L DEPRESSED BOY, “the pure catharsis of co-existing with one’s music collection in their early 20s is on display and is crafted so perfectly…”
LI’L DEPRESSED BOY #3 (FEB110463), a 32-page full color comic book will be is available in stores for $2.99 on April 13, 2011.
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