We love it when our music and our comics overlap. We just do. It doesn't happen that often, and most of the time recently it's Gerard Way and we're very thankful for that. With upcoming work on Edge of Spider-Verse #5 and a return to Umbrella Academy still in the offing, Gerard Way has released his first solo album, titled Hesitant Alien. With Bowie-esque color schemes and hair color choice, the cover images for the album depict Way in poses of sharpened isolation, and the LP cover artwork smacks of comics art.
Last night, on September 30th at Vacation Vinyl in LA, Way got together with a "few hundred fans" and a large blank canvas to make some art, the result of which has been sent to his record label Warner Bros. Records, presumably for use in promoting the album.
Vacation Vinyl posted the festivities on their Facebook page:
That is some serious art. Let's hope Warners do something excellent with it. Hesitant Alien is available as a CD, LP, and digital download (with T-shirt even) from Gerard Way's website, and on iTunes for the digital album, but actually, it looks like you can still catch a preview from a streaming that Way put up a few days ago too. That's here.
Or how about a music video for "No Shows" from Hesitant Alien?
Way is also currently on tour for the album with Autumn and Winter dates in the US and UK.
And, of course, we'll all be looking out for this when it lands October 15th: