"The Making Of A Farewell To Kings is a must have for any Rush fan. Like the music of the band themselves it’s done with the greatest quality, attention to detail and humour. A great graphic novel and fun read!"–Eddie Trunk
LOS ANGELES, CA—Fantoons, the LA-based publisher releases the highly anticipated official RUSH graphic novel chronicling the making of the band’s classic album A Farewell to Kings; the first in their ongoing relationship with the famous rock n’ roll power trio.
The legendary Canadian band is one of the most influential rock bands in modern history, with more than 40 million records sold worldwide, with nods to fandom throughout pop culture, including such films as I Love You Man, and the popular television show Billions.
Fantoons creative director and founder, David Calcano says “The response we are getting from fans on the book is overwhelming! After years of working on this graphic novel, it is humbling to hear the wonderful feedback from fans everywhere in the world.”
This epic, fully authorised graphic novel chronicles the birth of RUSH’s classic album A Farewell to Kings. Relive the production trials and triumphs alongside Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart as they create the masterpiece of progressive rock that gave birth to such tracks as “Closer to the Heart,” and the majestic “Xanadu”. The book is co-written by Fantoons’ David Calcano and Lindsay Lee, and features artwork by Juan Riera and Ittai Manero. The story was written with input from RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson and album producer Terry Brown, who also penned the foreword.
Previous releases through the partnership between the band and publisher have included 2015’s RUSHToons by Fantoons Vol. 2112, and Where’s Geddy, Alex and Neil Vol. 1. In July of 2019, Fantoons will release a unique, fully authorized coloring book, with 70 evocative illustrations packed with gorgeous RUSH artwork and references from Moving Pictures to Clockwork Angels.
The Making of Farewell to Kings: The Graphic Novel is available now through the official RushBackstage, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo Chapters booksellers, and released in finer comic shops and independent bookstores everywhere in a beautiful 144 page hardcover today!
About David Calcano:
David Calcano is the creative director of Fantoons, an animation studio based in Los Angeles. David was born in Caracas, Venezuela and has been watching cartoons ever since he was inside his mom’s belly. As an adult, he moved to the UK where he worked as a systems engineer; years ago, he dropped his career to pursue his true dream: to build an animation studio, create cartoons and publish books that combine music and creative art.
Fantoons is an animation studio & book publisher, comprised with artists who are passionate about music in every possible way. The studio creates books, animation, comics, pop-culture merch and alternative media inspired by the world’s greatest artists. Clients include Rush, Frank Zappa, Brian Wilson, Mr. Big, Motorhead, Steve Martin, Tom Keifer, Disney, TSN, Random House, Universal Music and many more.