Maddie and Jeff are ringing in the new year with an amazing interview! We have Carly Usdin on talking about ‘Heavy Vinyl’ from Boom! Studios. This amazing mini-series is full of nostalgia and head-banging fun, which makes it the perfect way to begin this season of IndiComix!
New Jersey, 1998. Chris has just started the teen dream job: working at Vinyl Mayhem, the local record store. She’s prepared to deal with anything—misogynistic metalheads, grunge wannabes, even a crush on her wicked cute co-worker, Maggie.
But when the staff’s favorite singer mysteriously vanishes the night before her band’s show in town, Chris finds out her co-workers are doing more than just sorting vinyl…her local indie record store is also a front for a teen girl vigilante fight club!
Issues # 1-4 are now available in single issue format and the trade paperback available on April 10! Pre-order on Amazon or at your local comic book shop! Buy the single issues on Comixology or at your local comic book shop, as well!
Check out the Spotify playlist while reading the series to enhance the experience and to listen to some good tunes.
Carly Usdin got her start in the arts as a kid growing up in New Jersey; instead of writing papers, she’d turn in stop-motion videos for school assignments. The beginning of her career was spent in NYC at Viacom Media Networks; in her 5 years at Logo, she won a One Show Award and several Promax BDA Awards for her RuPaul’s Drag Race promo campaigns.
Carly left Viacom and relocated to Los Angeles in 2012. Her freelance clients include Funny or Die, CollegeHumor, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, World of Wonder, CBS, Fullscreen, Astronauts Wanted, New Form and YouTube. In 2015 she co-created “Le Bal,” a live drag extravaganza, with her business partner Cesar Hawas and the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown LA. Carly is a proud member of Film Fatales, the Alliance of Women Directors and the Academy of Magical Arts.
Carly’s first feature, an award-winning no-budget indie called Suicide Kale, is now available on iTunes, Vimeo, Seed&Spark and Amazon Prime. Her first comic book, Hi-Fi Fight Club, is now available from Boom! Studios. She is the showrunner and director of a new digital anthology series, Threads, now streaming on Verizon go90.
About the Publisher
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with Fox Television for the small screen.
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