Comic Review: The Art of Rush: Serving A Life Sentence (IDW Publishing)

IDW is releasing a newly expanded and updated coffee table book featuring album art from the Canadian rock group Rush. In The Art of Rush: Serving A Life Sentence, the […]

IDW is releasing a newly expanded and updated coffee table book featuring album art from the Canadian rock group Rush.

In The Art of Rush: Serving A Life Sentence, the narration was written by music journalist Stephen Humphries and includes in-depth interviews with each Rush band member and the artist/art director, Hugh Syme. Beginning from their prog-rock days in 1975, each album in their discography is examined in detail in this high-quality retrospective. It’s crammed full of cleanly reproduced images from albums, sleeves, CD jewel cases, booklets, and more.

In addition, there is a foreword by late the Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart.

There are plenty of fascinating behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the process of making the artwork for each of the albums. The Art of Rush also contains entertaining anecdotes and commentary from a wide array of notable musicians, actors, athletes, writers, radio personalities, and Rush insiders about their favorite Rush album covers.

It’s a beautifully realized package, with plenty of amazing stories, stunning art, and a great gift for the dedicated Rush fan!

IDW The Art of Rush: Serving A Life Sentence, US $99 for 320 pages of content.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!