Musician and artist Daniel Johnston has released a new comic book, iPad app and album, all based on an epic narrative, titled Space Ducks.
The project, which was spearheaded by Wieden + Kennedy Entertainment, features a comic book published by Boom! Studios, which can be bought online for $19.95. Its full title is Space Ducks – An Infinite Comic Book of Musical Greatness, and here are some images of the cover and a spread:
The iPad app (which is free), features the Space Ducks story in animated form. The app starts with only the first part unlocked – here’s some stills from that chapter…
There are games and other lovely interactive elements with each level (including a special Space Ducks version of Space Invaders, still below) and as these are completed, more chapters are unlocked, and users are also given the chance to hear more of Johnston’s new album. The app also features the voices and music of several other musicians, including James Mercer of The Shins, Yo La Tengo and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
Full information on the project is available online at spaceducks.com. The site also features a store selling various treats connected to Space Ducks, including T-shirts, posters and badges.
Agency: Wieden + Kennedy Entertainment
Publisher: Boom! Studios
App developer: Les Éditions Volumiques
Music/voiceovers: Search Party Music, Brooklyn Vegan
Partners: Primary Wave Music, Eternal Yip Eye Music