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Jamie Hewlett made a comic out of Pulp’s “Common People”!

from "Common People" by Pulp and Jamie Hewlett

Exclamation point very much merited, if you ask me. That’s Tank Girl and Gorillaz co-mastermind Jamie Hewlett illustrating arguably the greatest song of the 1990s, “Common People” by Pulp — a masterpiece of withering English class-warfare derision and seamy sexuality. (Check out the awesome video if you haven’t heard/seen it.) According to PulpWiki, the comic was available only in the French single for the song and an Australian box set. What better way to celebrate the welcome news that Pulp will be reuniting for a tour in 2011 than by dipping into the glory of ages past?

Seriously, folks, a de facto Jamie Hewlett/Jarvis Cocker collabo? I can think of several entire comics over the past few years that the existence of this strip renders totally redundant.

(via Alexis Ong)



That is now my 2nd favorite version of the song (following William Shatner’s version, which is….just too amazing for words). Awesome awesome AWESOME.

Also, who could forget the hilarious Archie version Chris Sims did?

If news of the reunion hadn’t already made my day, this certainly would have.

It should surprise no one that I have this comic. It’s printed bigger than normal comics and on nice paper. Some of the pages repeat, since the song repeats, but it’s kind of neat for that, since it follows the pattern/rhythm of the source material. Love it!

That’s not Jarvis, that’s Conan O’ Brien.

Absolutely wonderful news.

And May, keep that Conan O’Brien bollocks out of here. Philistine.

And please, no one mention that novelty Shatner crap again. It’s done. Americans, good lord.

Neither is Shatner American, nor is his collaborator on the song, Joe Jackson.

Sean T. Collins

November 9, 2010 at 4:12 am

Cor blimey, eh wot?

i have it right now in my hand ! fun…

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