Daniel Johnston’s “Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness”

One of my favorite musicians, Daniel Johnston, turned 50 yesterday, and, to show their appreciation, a lot of his fans pledged money through Kickstarter so that he might be able to publish his first real comic book. Here’s a little video on the project, followed by a little more in the way of background. If you want to join in, it looks as though they’re still about $2,500 away from their goal of $10,000.

We’re bringing the long awaited first full-length comic book by legendary musician and artist Daniel Johnston to his loyal fans. Donations will fund the creation, production, and manufacture of “Daniel Johnston’s Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness.”

The project will be much more than just a standard comic book…although a standard comic book by Daniel Johnston would be anything but standard and certainly worth funding. The “Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness” will combine the unique and brilliant characters, images and words of Daniel Johnston along with Daniel’s amazing music, and the musical and artistic contributions of fans, to create a one-of-a-kind interactive comic book experience.

In addition to a printed version that will model the classic comic book formats of DC and Marvel, the “Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness” will enjoy a second, more in-depth, life online. Through a special access code featured in the printed version of the comic book, fans will be able to download accompanying music and view additional story lines and other imaginative content. Ongoing interactive features will provide a viewing and listening experience that is…well…infinite.

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  1. Mr. X
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    I love Daniel’s music and art, and I don’t want to discourage anyone from participating in this project, but he’s not very good when it comes to follow through. If I’m not mistaken, others have attempted to work with him on comic books before, and they haven’t worked out. I think this would be great, and it looks like someone has been helping him with this, and that they’ve put some thought into it, so maybe they’ll make it work, but I just thought that I should warn you.

  2. Edward
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Good work. You put him over the top. As of right now, they’ve raised about $12,000.

  3. iRobert
    Posted September 12, 2019 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    What happened to your post on Daniel Johnston‘a death 9/11/2019?

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