It's Alive has provided Bleeding Cool with an EX-X-XCLUSIVE 5-page preview of Holler #2, the new comic by Jeremy Massie available for pre-order on IndieGoGo. The comic is about a grunge band in the 1990s, and carries the endorsement of noted grunge rocker Kurt Busiek, who says of the book, "Energetic, fun, and heartfelt – a bio-comic for anyone with a little rebellion in their soul."
Set in the 1990s among the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, Holler follows the misadventures of four young friends who form a garage band, while navigating the ups and downs of teenage existence. Featured stories this issue include: "Our Own Yoko", the future of the band is at stake when girlfriends are invited to band practice; "Roar of the Beast", cryptozoology is studied in Mark's youth group. Also included this issue are one pagers "Get A Real Job" and "She Lives on Love Street". Finally an alt-rock, grunge-fueled comic that everyone can enjoy!
Massie, who hails from the Appalachian Mountains where the story is set, is stepping out of his comfort zone for the book.
Jeremy Massie is a cartoonist from the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. His graphic novels include The Deadbeat and All My Ghosts. He also illustrated the all-ages comic book series Amazing Age with writer Matthew David Smith. He is currently working on a book called Holler.
The comic is selling for $10 and up and IndieGogo, with a signed version going for $30 and copies of one cover for both Holler #1 and #2 for $20. Check out the campaign here.