Seattle band Quickie "guest stars" in illustrated adventure.
SEATTLE, Wa --- It's official: real-life superhero Phoenix Jones now has his very own song,comic-book and comic motion music video! All courtesy of Seattle pop-punk band Quickie.
After Quickie penned an anthem about the Emerald City crime-fighter, they commissioned talented local cartoonist Travis Bundy to illustrate a "motion-comic" featuring band-members Lou Trez (bass/vocals), Joe Wolf (guitar), and Kelly Lichtenwaldt (drums) hitting the streets with Jones. The result is a fun, stylized, tongue-in-cheek escapade that brings back childhood memories of Saturday mornings in front of the TV watching the Superfriends.
"We wanted to have fun with it," says Trez. "It's more Adam West than Dark Knight. But it is a sincere tribute to both Phoenix Jones and the comic-book medium." In fact, the band is making available a panel-for-panel, digital comic-book version of the video for a limited time.
What does Phoenix Jones think of all this? The project has his official seal of approval. He and his wife, Purple Reign, even appear in a live action segment of the video and Purple Reign is unmasked for the first time ever. Perhaps in a tip of the hat to the Easter-egg tradition of Marvel movies, the bit is tucked away at the "end" of the video.
The Awesome Adventures of Phoenix Jones is available now as a digital "comic/song" download at Itunes. You can watch the video for free at www.youtube.com/quickietheband.
Quickie is taking a stand against domestic violence and bullying by teaming up with Phoenix Jones and his wife Purple Reign.
Quickie is donating a half of the net proceeds of the "Phoenix Jones" comic book download download to the Purple Reign Campaign, whose slogan is "everyday heroes against domestic abuse." "Our hope is to spread awareness and raise money for NW Family Life." says Trez " They (Purple Reign and Phoenix Jones) are amazing people making positive a difference".