Graphic Novel About Making Of Rush’s ‘A Farewell To Kings’ On Sale Now

Fantoons has released a graphic novel about the making of Rush‘s 1977 classic, A Farewell to Kings.

The 144-page illustrated comic offers an in-depth account of the writing and recording of the album, using inputs from the band’s guitarist Alex Lifeson and the album’s producer Terry Brown.

The graphic novel drills into details such as how the writing and recording took place in a rural Ontario farmhouse and Rockfield Studios in the Welsh countryside.

The book, written by David Calcano and Lindsay Lee, features artwork from Juan Riera, Ittai Manero and Lee.

“I loved the material, and each time we caught a great take, whether it was drums, bass, guitar or a vocal, we got ‘that buzz,'” Brown has written in the book’s foreword. “The guys were so focused on delivering concise parts and performances that I knew we were making a very special album in A Farewell to Kings.”

“This epic, fully authorized graphic novel chronicles the birth of Rush’s classic album A Farewell to Kings,” Fantoons said in a statement. “Relive the trials and triumphs alongside Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee and Neil Peart as they create the masterpiece of progressive rock that gave birth to ‘Closer to the Heart’ and the majestic ‘Xanadu.'”

The book, in LP-sized 12×12-inch pages, is available via various online outlets, including Rush’s Backstage Club and the Fantoons Etsy page.

Rush had announced in April that a graphic novel based on the making of A Farewell to Kings would be released on September 10.

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