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to the mouth of the source
To the Mouth of the Source: Comic Vignettes Based on the Lyrics of Joanna Newsom

56 pages

Published by Short Pants Press.

To the Mouth of the Source was inspired by Joanna Newsom’s The Milk-Eyed Mender. It tells the story of a dog named Sadie who has an affinity for burying bones, chasing wildlife, and dreaming of the night sky. The comic makes heavy use of Newsom's lyrics by incorporating them into the narrative.

"Reynolds does a fantastic job of echoing the lyrics in his images...His art conjures up scenes of desolation and desperation...however, Reynolds' mini is also uplifting and rewarding."
-- The Drama #9

"He uses very few words, masterfully weaving together recurrent Newsom motifs: bones, white coats, water, gnawing, night. When strung together this way - and when accompanying Reynolds' expressive images - the lyrics take on new meaning, while still adhering, remarkably, to the overall mood of Newsom's songs. Indeed, this book is right on."
-- Punk Planet #76