Fantoons, the LA-based publisher announces the official RUSH graphic novel chronicling the making of the band’s classic album A Farewell to Kings; the first in their ongoing relationship with the famous rock n’ roll power trio.
The legendary Canadian band is one of the most influential rock bands in modern history, with more than 40 million records sold worldwide, with nods to fandom throughout pop culture, including such films as I Love You Man, and the popular television show Billions.
“We worked incredibly hard to create a graphic novel that celebrates the music of RUSH, and the creation of the album of ‘A Farewell to Kings’ as a work of art” says Fantoons creative director, David Calcano. “We think this book will be something for comics and music fans alike to cherish.”
This epic, fully authorized graphic novel chronicles the birth of RUSH’s classic album A Farewell to Kings. Relive the production trials and triumphs alongside Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart as they create the masterpiece of progressive rock that gave birth to such tracks as “Closer to the Heart,” and the majestic “Xanadu”. The book is co-written by Fantoons’ David Calcano and Lindsay Lee, and features artwork by Juan Riera and Ittai Manero. The story was written with input from RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson and album producer Terry Brown, who also penned the foreword.
Previous releases through the partnership between the band and publisher have included 2015’s RUSHToons by Fantoons Vol. 2112, and Where’s Geddy, Alex and Neil Vol. 1. In July of 2019, Fantoons will release a unique, fully authorized coloring book, with 70 evocative illustrations packed with gorgeous RUSH artwork and references from Moving Pictures to Clockwork Angels.
The Making of Farewell to Kings: The Graphic Novel is available for preorder now at on the official RushBackstage, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indigo Chaptersbooksellers, and released in finer comic shops and independent bookstores everywhere in a beautiful 144 page hardcover on September 10, 2019.