I’ve been playing this story-song all spring, & feeling like it’d make a great graphic novel or comic strip series. This mini-comic adapts the first six verses of Woody Guthrie’s lyric adaptation of John Steinbeck’s 1939 novel, The Grapes of Wrath. Some of Guthrie’s lyrics show up in the text, & some show up in the images.
Issue #2 will present the family’s journey to California (“the Promised Land”) & what they find there…
Whenever I get around to drawing it!
SOURCES & CREDITS:
- WORDS & MUSIC = © 1960 (renewed) &1963 (renewed) by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. & TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI) / https://www.woodyguthrie.org/Lyrics/Tom_Joad.htm
/ MUSIC SYNCHRONIZATION LICENSE #550-920-5723 – INTERNET STREAMING (7 May 2020)
- AUDIO = Woody Guthrie / Rounder Records https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMZ04AlFMk0