(originally posted here on Quick's blog) Some of my favorite bands are fictional ones -- Gorillaz, Josie and the Pussycats, the Archies, Jem and the Holograms, The Oneders, Weird Sisters, Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Monkees, Spinal Tap, Rex Manning and Wyld Stallyns. As I teenager, I would listen to bands like Pixies and Jane's Addiction and think to myself, "They're cool and all... for a real band." How I yearned to have my own fictional band.
When Quick approached me and Chad Thomas about creating an ongoing comic, I knew what I wanted -- a story about a girl from Dallas with a rock band. The story would focus on her friends, her family, her daily life and her attempts to balance it all with her creative pursuits.
If you're behind on WE'VE NEVER MET, you should raid the comic archives and check it out.
I talked with Lindsay Graham from Junius Recording Co., and he agreed to join the fun and produce Liz's band. Lindsay gathered together his super friends, talented people from talented local bands who helped Inklings find their sound. Inklings recorded five tracks. Here's the first single -- stream or download it!
We'll release more songs soon.
We need your support. Inklings could be the greatest fictional band in Dallas. Call KXT and demand "Faults" be put in the rotation. Talk up Inklings among your friends, and act shocked when they say they haven't heard of them. And of course, keep reading every week. The story is just beginning.