Rush‘s A Farewell to Kings album will see a new version – this time as a graphic novel to be released on Sept. 10.
With input from Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson and ‘Kings’ album producer Terry Brown, the 144-page The Making of A Farewell to Kings was created by the Fantoons animation studio. Brown also wrote the book’s forward.
Before you think that this might be a one-off from the band, another project – a 70-page coloring book “packed with gorgeous Rush artwork and references from Moving Pictures to Clockwork Angels” is set to arrive in July.
Rush and Fantoons previously collaborated on 2015’s RUSHToons by Fantoons Vol. 2112 and 2017’s Where’s Geddy, Alex and Neil Vol. 1.
Released in 1977, ‘A Farewell to Kings’ was Rush’s fifth studio effort. It served as a bridge between their early ’70s hard-rock sound and the more focused approach of their later work. It also included their first major chart hit, “Closer to the Heart,” which helped earn the band their first gold album in the States.
You can pre-order The Making of A Farewell to Kings from Rush’s official website.