Monday, February 22, 2010

10 comments:

David said...

Will Rock Opera make a return?

Rod Kierkegaard Jr said...

My new novel, "Obama Jones & The Logic Bomb" is basically a futuristic retelling of RO; the story I'm writing on this blog will eventually have uploads of old black and white and unpublished(by Heavy Metal)episodes of RO. And I hope to reissue the full color HM run of RO--nearly 7 years worth--soon. But new stuff? I'm too old!

John M said...

If I may respectfully disagree with the author...

Can't help feeling you're doing OJ a slight injustice describing it as a retelling of RO. I'm about a quarter of the way through and while it has the same unique voice of the Rod Kierkegaard of a quarter century ago – as brilliantly, drolly deadpan as ever – and the mad collagist's sense of a ludic, hyper-real, absurdist modernity, it seems to me clearly a stand-alone work with its own narrative.

Rod Kierkegaard Jr said...

You can disagree with me like that any time you like, John ;)

As a reward, here's the scan I promised you:

http://rodkierkegaard.blogspot.com/p/lost-rock-opera-pages.html

John M said...

Thanks, Rod. That scan actually felt a bit like being given a fix of some sort. Great to see an early iteration of the Black Pandas, who eventually made it into my favourite ever episode of RO.

John M said...

No comments section below the great lost RO episodes?

I'm chortling with glee at the second one. Fab.

Anonymous said...

Love the naked is the best disguise==the wonderful world of nature==Misha

uglyradio said...

Glad to see your stuff on the web Rod! Long time fan of your work since the olden days of Heavy Metal.
The older, non-HM stuff - all new to my eyes - is amazing! I'd nearly forgotten how poetic your strips are.
Looking forward to getting Obama Jones.

Rod Kierkegaard Jr said...

Thanks Uglyradio! I love your site, too--especially the J. G. Ballard special.

Anonymous said...

Rock Opera...i just spent close to $200.00 on old HMs ( near mint ) to get my fix of RO. Any time soon can we expect the reissue?

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