The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air meets Archie comics in a refreshingly funny love letter to New Jack Swing.
In a 90s kind of world, 4 young friends try to navigate a New Jack Swinging landscape of shopping malls, demo tapes, and shady record execs. Will Ronnie, Mikey, Vinnie and Ray achieve boy band stardom with their friendships intact – or will they learn all that glitters ain’t double platinum?
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About the Author
Kenny Keil is an artist and writer whose work crosses a spectrum of music, comics, and comedy, appearing everywhere from MAD Magazine and comic books to VIBE Magazine and music videos. In his spare time he enjoys playing a grand piano on top of a sand dune, crying on the beach in an oversized leather vest, and dancing in the middle of a rainstorm. He was born in La and lives in LA with his wife, son, and vast collection of CD binders.
“It’s like the Archie Gang and New Edition having a House Party dance-off. Pure pop nostalgic bliss.” — Keith Knight, Gentleman Cartoonist, creator of TH!NK
"A classic tale of chasing dreams with a New Jack Swing twist." — Kirkus Reviews
"Hand to graphic novel enthusiasts who enjoy quirky art and pop culture satire." — School Library Journal