Jellybean Johnson And Fairsquare Comics Launch “We Can Funk” Graphic Novel And Cookbook

by Brendan M. Allen

Fairsquare Comics returns to Kickstarter for We Can Funk: A Graphic Journey In2 Funkdom. This unique anthology brings together 12 musical icons with diverse writers and artists for 12 stories honoring musical legends from James Brown to Prince.

“Call it synchronicity, fate or human design, but I’m thrilled to be an Ambassador for FairSquare Comics’ We Can Funkanthology campaign” says Jellybean Johnson. “After over 40 years in the business, I get to tell one of the many anecdotes I have from the birth of the Minneapolis Sound to now in comic book form at a time when I’m ready to release my second funk album! This project is so cool I had to put some Jelly on it!”

Presented by Jellybean Johnson, We Can Funk includes stories from David F. Walker, Stephanie Williams, Jim Mafhood, Joe Eisma, Gary Phillips, Joseph Illidge and Meredith Laxton , Uko Smith, TC Harris, Greg Burnham, Hannibal Tabu, Julian Voloj and Fairsquare’s own Fabrice Sapolsky.

“Funk music and comics have been part of my life since I was 10 years old. It was only a matter of time until I could cross them over. And I brought a few friends along with me for the ride” says FairSquare Comics publisher and We Can Funk contributor Fabrice Sopolsky.

In pure Funk fashion, the We Can Funk Kickstarter campaign comes with a B-Side, a companion cookbook inspired by legends of Funk: The Funky Cookbook, inspired by these legends of funk. This tasty addition has been “cooked up” by French chef and funk fanatic Sarah Benlolo and is set to include 50+ recipes inspired by world renowned musicians featured in the graphic novel and many more!

From George Clinton to Betty Davis, We Can Funk is an exciting funk-inspired graphic anthology that is equal parts chart-topping singles and deep cuts. This book is available exclusively through the newly launched Kickstarter campaign, which is live now, with special add-ons and rewards for backers like tote bags, enamel pins, and a vinyl picture disc featuring an exclusive companion soundtrack by Sophian Alkurdi.

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