A young teen girl accidentally awakens a rock star from the 60s.
What happens next is a musical adventure that will move your soul.
RockMaryRock is an all-ages graphic novel. That was what I was told when I first sold it in a new jersey comic convention. Every since then, the story has been bought by kids, teens, YA and adults. I didn’t set out with the intention to write and all-ages book. My goal was to create a very personal story that I truly wanted to read.
Who doesn’t love battles?! I grew up reading Dragonball, Yu Yu Hakusho, Rurouni Kenshin, Cardcaptor Sakura, etc. I wanted RockMaryRock to have the same exact excitement and fight scenes these amazing comics have but also something unique within the world of music. That was how the battle structures were formed in RockMaryRock; the battle scenes portrayed by each guitarist is a complete reflection of their music sensibility.
So RockMaryRock is a fun, made-up battle comic? There’s more to it actually. I first picked up playing the guitar at the age of 14 and fell in love with music. Unlike most kids, I took my hobby more seriously and even went through 3 years of singing lessons in a professional vocal school at Ocean Butterflies, the ex-recording label for fame Mandopop singer, JJ Lin. That is why in each issue of RockMaryRock, I talk about different elements of music within. My goal is for the readers to follow the journey along with Mary and Rock, and experience what it means to grow from an amateur guitarist to a rock star!
Yes there is! RockMaryRock isn’t an ever-green story that keeps running in infinity. When I first wrote the script, I already knew the ending. In fact, the first initial pitch of RockMaryRock contained sample comic pages depicting the final story arc. With that being said, there is still a lot of content to be written and drawn before we get to the end game. If you’re already excited about the story, be prepared to be in for a long ride.
It is a story that provides big laughs, captivating artwork by Nicky Soh
I would personally love to see a movie or cartoon adaption of this story.
I can only imagine how lovely the rest of this series is going to be.
Can't wait to get a copy of issue #2.