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Road trips are a unique experience and your first is often a rite of passage in many ways. It’s popular in fiction as well, from movies, comics, prose and even classic texts like The Canterbury Tales. At California’s annual APE convention in October, two cartoonists are partnering together for a unique multimedia project.
All Over The Map is described by co-creator Star St. Germain as a “multimedia project based around the idea of a cross-country road trip.” A collaboration with artist John C Worsley, the project documents the trip between Oregon and Massachusetts, with each page representing a state on the way there. One of its more unique aspects is that the book can be read in either direction – the pages will be divided by the path of the road, with Germain going from Massachusetts to Oregon and Worsley traveling the opposite direction. The multimedia project lives up to its name by doing not just comics but accompanying music. Both Germain and Worsley have made an album, recording a song for each state they traverse.
Look for more on this project at APE Oct. 16-17 in San Francisco.
UPDATE: The creators have emailed us to inform them that they have a website for this project, along with a custom player previewing tracks from these soundtracks. Goto http://wearegivingup.com/