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A Heartwarming Coming of Age Story, Featuring Kraftwerk

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Thu, May 13, 2010 at 12:02 PM

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Last week we told you about the "Henry Rollins/Glenn Danzig as a loving gay couple" minicomic.

This week we found another little gem at Secret Headquarters: A Very Kraftwerk Summer.

Premise: a young teen feels alienated in his crappy hometown until one magical summer when four red-and-black attired Germans rescue him from the suburban ennui.

The comic was written a few years ago by Christopher Hutsul and it originally appeared in Taddle Creek Magazine. It was republished last year by Koyama Press. You can also look at the panels through Flicker, but it's not as much fun.

Here's Hutsul's description of his work:

The story is a memoir of a lazy summer spent with the boys from K-werk. The journey takes the posse from the mall, to the soccer pitch and beyond. The boys sing dance, sing, and, in the end, even manage to push a few tears through those austere, Germanic eyes... Look for the Devo cameo!

It's a lovely little book if I do say so myself. The cover was hand-printed by Studio XIX on Japanese wood vaneer paper, and the pages are full colour (and by full colour I mean red and black).

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