Rock managers sketched by comics

wild animals and The art of disaster look back on the lives of Peter Grant and Malcolm McLaren, who presided over the careers of Led Zeppelin and the Sex Pistols.

«Ce are manager scenes” sang Alain Bashung on the song Manager, co-written with Serge Gainsbourg in 1982. Two comic book albums today focus on the destinies of legendary figures in the profession. On one side, Peter Grant, formidable and dreaded colossus who presided over the destinies of Led Zeppelin.

On the other, Malcolm McLaren, genius according to some, crook according to others, behind the “career” of the Sex Pistols. Since the figure of Colonel Parker, who watched over Elvis Presley, the manager has been an integral part of the rock’n’roll gesture. Addressing such prominent formations through them is an interesting trick. As luck would have it, these two albums appeared a week apart.

Wild Animals East “loosely adapted from the life of the manager of Led Zeppelin” according to the warning. Thirty-five years later Gaspard of the nightit marks a new collaboration between cartoonist Johan De Moor (son of the legendary Bob) and successful screenwriter Stephen…

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