- The punk rock ballad of Jimmy and Johnny
- A history of anarchy and friendship
- This is an illustrated book I created on high school. I'ts been 3 years now. Long time ago.
The aim was to create my own style, starting from one of the greatest illustrators ever lived: FERENC PINTER. His flow, his black lines and his soft colors are amazing.
About the book, I've chosen to tell a story based on 12 great punk songs (but not only), connected by an invisible line I created to bring to life the two main characters: Jimmy, the punk, and Johnny, his headphones. Yes, the headphones is one of the protagonists. So what?
The story is about fun, grow, loss, redemption, and frienship. In a single word: a classic.
The technique is diluted acrylic paintig and black ink. 100% handmade!
- This is a ballad talking about a trip, but among everything it talks about two friends... This is the ballad of Jimmy and Johnny!TRACK 1: Rancid - Ballad of Jimmy and JohnnyA guy, his headphones...two PUNK ROCKERS!
- Jimmy and Johnny's friendship seems to be indestructible: they have fun, they play, they feel like world's LORDS...
TRACK 2 - System Of A Down - Johnny
But slump is knocking...
- Hate for society around him... that's what Johnny feels!
TRACK 3: NOFX - Jaw, Knee, Music
Only solution: the ROAD!
- Everybody's dream is to run away from the world. Jimmy and Johnny do not make exception.
TRACK 4: Gogol Bordello - Immigrant Punk
Between dark paths and cold sunsets, they start their trip far away from society...
- Sometimes you may find the love on the road. Other times, you could meet two lovers, instead...
TRACK 5: NOFX - Liza & Louise
- If the trip brings you where the Jamaican People reigns... or you DIE...
TRACK 6: The Clash - The Guns Of Brixton
...or you become FRIENDS.
- How can you find yourself an outlaw just because you've seeded a plant donated by friends?
TRACK 7: NOFX - Johnny Appleseed
A kind present from the guns of Brixton!
- When all is full of happiness, but the time goes on slow, mind wanders looking for old friends memories...
TRACK 8: Rancid - The Wars End
Rebel friends, no more with us ...
- To the moon, the friends give their homage for dead friends...
TRACK 9: Pennywise - Bro Hymn
- The past returns, the inevitability of death hangs, the body tremble...
TRACK 10: Dead Kennedys - Riot
...and the rage explodes, against everything around!
- But, in the end, what does really matter?
TRACK 11: NOFX - Whoops I OD'd
Memories hurts, but life goes on...
- ...in the end, it has come the time to leave again, to take the road once again, with one centain: Jimmy and Johnny will NEVER part...
TRACK 12: Bad Religion - Walk Away