We Took Andy Black Shopping for His Top 5 Graphic Novels at Forbidden Planet

It’s no secret that Andy Black is a big fan of comics, and during a recent visit to New York City, we took the singer-songwriter shopping at the acclaimed Forbidden Planet to pick out his top five graphic novels.

You’ll have to check out the video above if you want to find out his faves and hear the stories behind why.

Today (April 12) marks the release of Black’s latest solo endeavor, The Ghost Of Ohio, which serves as a soundtrack to its accompanying graphic novel. The novel tells the tale of someone who died young whose spirit then inhabits an area for a hundred years, looking for ways to connect while feeling forgotten.

It pulls from the haunted history of Black’s hometown while exploring his childhood anxieties and obsessions to tell the character’s story.

“I’ve always liked the idea of building worlds, making a character for myself, in very heightened and stylized dimensions I could live in,” he says. “It’s about expressing myself creatively, while making something that didn’t exist before.”

The album debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Album Chart. You can check it out for yourself here. Black is currently on tour in support of the new record and you can see all upcoming dates below.

 

 

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April 12 –  Las Vegas, Nev. @ Vinyl

April 13 –  Los Angeles, Calif. @ El Rey Theatre

April 14 –  Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Nile Theatre

April 16 –  Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Depot

April 17 –  Denver, Colo. @ The Gothic

April 19 –  Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey

April 20 – San Antonio, Texas @ The Rock Box

April 22 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade

April 23 –  Orlando, Fla. @ Plaza Live

April 25 –  Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogarts

April 26 –  Greensboro, N.C. @ The Blind Tiger

April 29 –  Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls

April 30 –  Baltimore, Md. @ Baltimore Soundstage

May 01 –  New York, N.Y. @ Gramercy Theatre

May 03 –  Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium

May 04 –  Asbury Park, N.J. @ Asbury Lanes

May 06 –  Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Elevation

May 07 –  Chicago, Ill. @ Metro

May 08 –  Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theater

May 10 –  Cleveland, Ohio @ Phantasy Nightclub

May 11 –  Detroit, Mich. @ The Majestic

May 13 –  Toronto, Ontario @ The Opera House

May 15 –  Montreal, Quebec @ L’Astral

May 16 –  Philadelphia, Pa. @ Underground Arts

May 17 – Virginia Beach, Va. @ Elevation 27

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