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Enjoy Six By Six's debut in visual form with their companion graphic novel

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(Image credit: Dave Lepori)

Six By Six have announced they'll be issuing a graphic novel to coincide with the release of their self-titled debut album, out via InsideOut on August 19. The comic, entitled The Journey Internal, is a collaboration between the trio and artist JC Baez, and will be published by Second Street on September 30.

Says the group's guitarist Ian Crichton, “This graphic novel is amazing. The way that JC Baez has blended the lyrics and captured the emotion of each song into a visually stunning graphic interpretation is simply amazing."

The story tracks the adventures of a man called Reign who's on a quest to find sunlight in a dark world. Although the album that inspired it doesn't have a concept, Baez has been influenced by some classic prog records.

Comments the artist, “I am fortunate to be working with Ian, Nigel, and Robert, bringing their amazing musical ideas into the visual realm. The process has been very much a collaboration and I've been made to feel like part of the Six By Six family. This story is dynamic and exciting and I'm thrilled to work on this graphic novel, which is in the vein of Genesis’ The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway and other classic albums.” 

It's not Baez's first foray into the world of prog either as he's previously created art for Jon Anderson and Steve Hackett. Meanwhile, the US illustrator is currently creating storyboards for the Amazon Prime mini-series based on Neil Gaiman's American Gods offshoot Anansi Boys.

Get a taste of The Journey Internal below:

pages from Six By Six graphic novel The Journey Internal

(Image credit: Press)

Now watch the animated video for Six By Six's first single, Yearning To Fly!

Natasha Scharf
Natasha Scharf

Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.