How to Completely Lose Your Mind: A Graphic Novel Memoir of One Indie Band's Attempt to Break a World Record (Paperback)
"As a touring musician, I absolutely adored this heartfelt, honest, and beautifully illustrated account of the unique pitfalls and victories of DIY touring." ―Tommy Siegel, cartoonist and guitarist/singer in Jukebox the Ghost
From the indie band Pocket Vinyl and the artists behind the documentary Drive. Play. Sleep. and the popular webcomic The Touring Test, this hilarious artists' graphic novel memoir chronicles a couple's road trip across the USA as they break a world record.
A world record smashing music tour through 50 States in 45 Days.Together, Eric Stevenson and Elizabeth Jancewicz perform as the band Pocket Vinyl, where Eric slams on the piano and sings while Elizabeth creates a large oil painting on stage. In these artists' graphic novel, watch as they take on their biggest challenge yet: to tour the whole nation in just 45 days, breaking the record for the fastest time a band has played in all 50 U.S. states.
A wild road trip of performance highs, self-doubt lows, and determination. As co-author Elizabeth Janceqicz says, "I knew that embarking on such a monstrous adventure would provide me with stories to tell, but I hadn't realized how much those stories would change me... In retrospect, we learned so much: about how our art helps people, how interconnected we all are, and how easily our minds can descend into mental illness without us even realizing it's happening."
Inside How to Completely Lose Your Mind, you'll find:
- A breakneck road trip through the local music scenes across America
- An unforgettable story of what life is like behind the scenes on an indie band's record-breaking tour
- A graphic novel on mental health, humor, the love of music and art, and the gifts of human kindness
Readers of music biographies, comics, and graphic novels for adults like It's Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, Marbles, or Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant? will love How to Completely Lose Your Mind.