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Rush: The Making of a Farewell to Kings graphic novel from FANTOONS released today

Tue, Sep 10, 2019@10:18AM | comments

FANTOONS' new graphic novel chronicling the making of Rush's 1977 album A Farewell to Kings officially released today and is now available to purchase. The beautifully illustrated, 144-page hardcover book tells the familiar story of the making of A Farewell to Kings, but does so in such a fresh and unique way that it feels new. The book features artwork and storytelling from FANTOONS, with new input from Alex Lifeson and producer Terry Brown, who also wrote the book's foreword. John at posted a review of the book to his site last week which you can check out here, and GeekDad posted their glowing review last week, having the following to say:

... I think David Calcano nailed it, this graphic novel is something that both Rush fans and comic book fans both can appreciate (but especially Rush fans). I was first introduced to Rush around the time of the release of the Roll The Bones album (a cassette tape back then) and from there I slowly started listening to the Rush back catalog of albums. So for me, A Farewell to Kings, was an album I didn't know a lot about going into the graphic novel. But this made the read even that much more enjoyable. I read the entire graphic novel in one sitting one evening and have since been going back to re-read it again. You can tell there was a lot of effort put into this product with the aim of truly capturing the essence of the band and capture it they did. ...

You can order your copy of Rush: The Making of A Farewell to Kings at and other retailers, or via the official FANTOONS online store at (get a 10% discount at using code RUSHFANS). FANTOONS hopes to release several more making of graphic novels for other Rush albums, so stay tuned. To learn more about all of the other officially-licensed Rush merchandise available from FANTOONS, be sure to check out their online store, and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.