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Rush Toons book from FANTOONS now available for order

Sat, Aug 22, 2015@11:59AM | comments

If you follow rushisaband on Facebook and/or Twitter, you've likely run across some of the amazing Rush-themed comic art from FANTOONS that I've shared over the last couple of years. FANTOONS is an on-going comic strip based on Rush and some other great bands that was created by David Calcano back in 2012. You can check out some samples of their work on Facebook and at They've released a couple of books already, but their latest is their most ambitious project to date. It's a 170-page Rush Toons book all about our favorite band Rush that was partially funded by a highly successful Kickstarter project. The book has begun shipping and can now be ordered via the Rush Toons Etsy store. I had the honor of writing the book's foreword and highly recommend it to any Rush fan. From the Etsy store description:

A 170-page fantoons book packed with RUSH comic strips, parodies, art and illustrations about the mother of ALL power trios. Created by David Calcano and launched in 2012, FANTOONS is an on-going comic strip that brings you comedy and art based on the greatest rock bands on the planet. We've released two books so far, and for this book, we're exclusively going to cover the mighty RUSH! We've created comics, art, and parodies with their rich history, covers, and of course ourselves ... the obsessive fans. You know... the guys that crashed their site when the R40 tour was announced; if you clicked & refreshed the page more than 4 times you are one of us.

Here's a short animated video from FANTOONS featuring Jedi Lee: