Me and the Devil Jones (subtitled The Unreal Life of Robert Johnson) is an incredible new manga (well newly published and translated here in the U.S.) by Akira Hiramoto and published by Del Rey. This huge first volume (525 pages) is just the first of from what I gather from the liner notes at the end of Me and the Devil Blues is still ongoing in Japan.
When I first saw Me and the Devil Blues listed in my distributer catalog it sounded interesting as I thought it was a bio piece on blues musician Robert Johnson and even though I only like the blues in really small doses as a musical subsection, I like comic biographies on almost anyone. So when Me and the Devil Blues arrived a couple of weeks ago I was initially disappointed to find that the life of Robert Johnson was only the springboard for this series as Hiromoto goes off on some really fantastically strange tangents. I overcame my initial disappointment in short term as the art in Me and the Devil Blues is fantastic, kinetic, very expressive, and highly atmospheric and the story and characters are every bit as engaging.
Blues musician Robert Johnson died when he was only 27 years old back in 1937, but was highly influential for years afterward, not just in blues circles, but to rock musicians such as the Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, and Bob Dylan. The movie Crossroads is based on the myth of Robert Johnson's life. I was so impressed by Me and the Devil Blues that I'll be checking out some of Robert Johnson's music and looking for Crossroads.
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