Revisit a collection of comic book tales inspired by the songs of Tori Amos. In this book the ever-growing relationship between comics and music reached new heights as Tori Amos and Image Comics released this graphic novel in 2008. Comic Book Tattoo is a a 480-page Harvey Award & Eisner Award winning full color anthology graphic novel made up of fifty-one stories, each adapting the themes and ideas behind her songs by by American singer-songwriter Tori Amos into a lush volume of sequential art.
“I have been surprised, excited and pleasantly shocked by these comics that are extensions of the songs that I have loved and therefore welcome these amazing stories of pictures and words because they are uncompromisingly inspiring,” says Tori. “It shows you thought is a powerful formidable essence and can have a breathtaking domino effect.”
To assemble Comic Book Tattoo‘s diverse roster of talent, Tori worked alongside editor Rantz Hoseley, co-creator behind Displaced Persons. Together they formed a line up featuring Pia Guerra, Leah Moore, John Reppion David Mack, Hope Larson, Ryan Kelly, Jonathan Hickman, Colleen Doran, Eric Canete, Ted McKeever, Jock, Anthony Johnston, Dame Darcy, Carla Speed McNeil, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Mark Buckingham, Ivan Brandon, C. B. Cebulski and many more, including an introduction by Sandman creator Neil Gaiman.
There are 3 versions of Comic Book Tattoo: paperback version, hardback version or (if you’re lucky enough to run across one) the Limited Edition version. Each version is 480 pages, 12″ x 12″ and contains 50 song/stories by over 80 creators. The Limited Edition is a hardback version of the book slid inside a leather slip case. This version is limited to 1000 copies in print but each has been hand signed and numbered by Tori.
The list of songs represented in this book and their corresponding album is listed below. For a comprehensive collection of Tori Amos’ music check out A Piano, and for a more general overview there is Tales of a Librarian.