Tuesday, June 24, 2008


A beautiful book is about to be born into the world. I saw the proofs at the Book Expo, while I was there with Neil. The pages are stunning...and the fact that Rantz did so much work under great personal strain, i am in awe. It is the shape and size of an album cover, a medium near and dear to my LP-lovin' heart.

I am the luckiest girl to have been involved in it, writing my take on my favorite Tori Amos song, SUGAR...my first published script...
and Neil does a wonderful introduction to the book.

Available for pre-order at the Tori Store:


this from Tori's website (www.everythingtori.com):

This July the ever-growing relationship between comics and music reaches new heights as Tori Amos and Image Comics release COMIC BOOK TATTOO, a 480-page, full color anthology adapting the themes and ideas behind her songs into a lush volume of sequential art.

"I have been surprised, excited and pleasantly shocked by these comics that are extensions of the songs that I have loved and therefore welcome these amazing stories of pictures and words because they are uncompromisingly inspiring," says Amos. "It shows you thought is a powerful formidable essence and can have a breathtaking domino effect."

To assemble COMIC BOOK TATTOO's diverse roster of talent, Amos worked alongside editor Rantz Hoseley, co-creator behind the upcoming DISPLACED PERSONS and VIX. Together they formed a line up featuring Y: THE LAST MAN's Pia Guerra, Leah Moore, John Reppion David Mack, Hope Larson, Ryan Kelly, Jonathan Hickman, Colleen Doran, Eric Canete, Ted McKeever, Jock, Anthony Johnston, Dame Darcy, Carla Speed McNeil, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Mark Buckingham, Ivan Brandon, C. B. Cebulski and many more, including an introduction by SANDMAN creator Neil Gaiman.

COMIC BOOK TATTOO, a 12" x 12" 480-page anthology, will be in stores July 23rd. (this makes the Tori book a LEO!)

Tori Amos Comic Book Tattoo cover art and colors by Jason Levesque

Below is a list of creators involved in the Tori Amos Comic Book Tattoo:
(LOOK AT SOME OF THIS TALENT....signed, your geeky comic book fan, Kitty)

David Mack
Josh Hechinger, Matthew Humphreys, Kristyn Ferretti (L)
Jonathan Tsuei, Eric Canete
Jason Horn, Dean Trippe
Sara Ryan, Jonathan Case
Rantz A. Hoseley, James Stokoe
Tristan Crane, Atticus Wolrab
Nikki Cook
Drew Bell, Kevin Mellon, Mark Sweeney (C)
Jeff Carroll, Mike May
Jeremy Haun, Amber Stone (C)
Leif Jones
Elizabeth Genco, Carla Speed Mcneil, Mark Sweeney (C)
Kelly Sue Deconnick, Andy Macdonald,Nick Filardi(C),Kristyn Ferretti(L)
Cat Mihos, Andre Szymanowicz, Gabe Bautista (C), Kristyn Ferretti (L)
C.B. Cebulksi, Ethan Young, Joey Weltjens & Lee Duhig For Guru Efx (C)
Omaha Perez
Irma Page, Mark Buckingham
Rantz A. Hoseley, Ming Doyle, Mark Sweeney(C), Kristyn Ferretti (L)
Mike Maihack
John Ney Reiber, Ryan Kelly, Kristyn Ferretti (L)
Alice Hunt, Trudy Cooper
Jonathan Hickman
Matthew S. Armstrong
Neil Kleid, Christopher Mitten, Kristyn Ferretti(L)
Stephanie Leong, Sonia Leong
Kelly Sue Deconnick, Laurenn Mccubbin
John Bivens
Hope Larson
Emma Vieceli, Faye Yong(C)
Chris Arrant, Star St.Germain
Mike Dringenberg
Paul Maybury
Jim Bricker, Craig Taillefer
Dame Darcy
G. Willow Wilson, Steve Sampson
Neal Shaffer, Daniel Krall
Adisakdi Tantimedh, Ken Meyer Jr.
Mark Sable, Salgood Sam
Tom Williams
James Owen
Seth Peck, Daniel Heard
Ivan Brandon, Callum Alexander Watt
Leah Moore & John Reppion, Pia Guerra, Mark Sweeney(C), Kristyn Ferretti (L)
Jessica Staley, Shane White
Ted Mckeever, Chris Chuckry (C)
Jimmie Robinson
Lea Hernandez
Derek Mcculloch, Colleen Doran, Jason Hanley (L)


EmilyLady said...

I love Tori Amos (but don't think I know the song "Sugar")! I am so happy for you, Cat! How thrilling for you! Congratulations!


Yoga Gal said...

You are the luckiest girl in the western world!

Great stuff!

I always wonder, who came first into your world Tori Amos or the Boss.

Thanks for the cool photo.

FabulousLorraine said...

Kitty, I loved your story!!! You are a mighty fine writer.

(And ought to do more.)

Can't wait to see the book!

spacedlaw said...

Songs and comics and fine words.
What more could we ask?

Kitty Cat said...

i will try to link SUGAR to my blog
did meet T before Neil, but only learned about her music from reading SANDMAN.
she was so worth the wait. amazing music that might have paralyzed me had i not been a fighter.
Tori is the real deal.

Dan Guy said...

I second the "loved your story"; I can't wait to see it drawn!

FabulousLorraine said...

Tori is pretty magic, and it was her that lead us to you. I remember how nervous I was going to meet you backstage for the first time, until the second I saw you, and the my mind went "OH! It's HER!"

I had known you forever, before we even spoke...

(I am so bloody poetic tonight.)

Kitty Cat said...

tis true Quiche,
i recognied you also.
think we fought side by side in ancinet Greece
or perhaps were burned at the stake in Salem together!

FabulousLorraine said...

Both, most likely.

Maddy and her friend made you frosting today. Pics at the LaM blog, they were so sweet. I told them the story and they wanted to make SURE you got your frosting.

It's really good too, and purple.