Preview: Neil Young’s Greendale [Exclusive]
It’s been nearly seven years since Neil Young’s “Greendale” album first delivered its rock operatic exploration of contemporary issues. This Wednesday, writer Joshua Dysart and artist Cliff Chiang’s sequential art interpretation of the Green family’s musical saga will arrive via Vertigo in “Neil Young’s Greendale,” a 160-page hardcover overseen by Young himself.
Vertigo’s official synopsis breaks down “Greendale’s” transition from music to sequential art:
In the Fall of 2003, as the nation gallops into war, a politically active teenage girl named Sun lives, loves and dreams in a small California town named Greendale. Sun’s always been different. There’s been talk that the women in her family have all had a preternatural communion with nature. And when a Stranger comes to town – a character whose presence causes Greendale to, well, go to hell – she’ll find herself on a journey both mystical and mythical. To face the Stranger, she’ll unearth the secrets of her family in a political coming-of-age story infused with its own special magic.
Check out the OGN’s cover, along with pages 79-81 after the jump.