Imagine if every book had a soundtrack. Pretty awesome, right? You could listen while reading or download it to you mp3 player to indulge in some audio fun while jogging around the block. Kind of like movie soundtracks… only for books. Comic books. Webcomics, to be exact.
The popular webcomic Romantically Apocalyptic has recently released a soundtrack to its epic adventure. The comic, produced by Vitaly Alexius, tells the tale of a group of survivors of a nuclear holocaust—the Captain, Snippy, Pilot, and Engie. While first starting out as a humorous look at what the horrific situation might look like, Romantically Apocalyptic has evolved to a literary epic, grabbing more attention by the week. More information about the webcomic can be found in our review.
Lately, the comic has decided to step forward in the world of media. After raising a fundraiser for $50,000, the creators have released an album of music, a soundtrack to many of the key moments in Apocalyptic’s history. More than that, a film series is in the works, as well as plush toys, a calendar, and posters. That’s quite a bit for an independent webcomic!
The music is available to listen to for free online, or you can order a CD or download it directly to your computer. Pretty much every musical genre is covered in the score, from contemporary to classical to jazz. There’s something for everyone, and it definitely adds to the reading experience.
What do you think of this idea? How does music influence your reading, and what other things could transform the experience of enjoying your favorite stories?