Bearish heartthrob Babydaddy of Scissor Sisters is expanding his horizons into the world of comics and we have the first few pages of his debut issue to share with you!
Scott Hoffman (aka Babydaddy) of the multi-platinum selling band Scissor Sisters makes his comics writing debut with NOSTALGIA, a noir adventure about a futuristic rock star that takes cues from Hoffman’s own life as a musician. NOSTALGIA features mesmerizing art by Danijel Žeželj, colors by Lee Loughridge, letters by Steve Wands, is designed by Rian Hughes and edited by Greg Lockard and Will Dennis. NOSTALGIA is a five-issue series that will be released weekly. The first issue was released on June 13, with all existing issues available from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line.
“I culled a lot of ideas from my personal experience and the incredible 12 years I spent in the band Scissor Sisters (2024 brings the 20th anniversary of our first album!),” says writer Scott Hoffman. “I also studied writing at Columbia University and am a big reader and fan of comics. Part of my intention with NOSTALGIA is to bring back my own nostalgia for an era of comics that I feel close to, particularly the 90s subversive Vertigo days—edgy, somewhat literary, more adult.”
NOSTALGIA takes place in a dark future that mirrors our current anxieties and divides, from politics, to climate change, and what our future world may look like.
When a mysterious package with an image of a shell on it arrives at the unlisted address of Mr. Craig Mancini his interest is piqued. Mancini, also known as music performer Nostalgia, begins to reminisce about his past, ditches his tech and goes to meet the mysterious stranger behind the parcel. This encounter blows his mind and takes him down a path unraveling all that he knew to be true.
The series explores what it means for artists to share themselves with the world. It’s also about how we look at our past and redefine our own stories, and how art is a way to transfer our lives and memories to other people. Most importantly, it examines the idea of fame, connection to the world, and where connecting to other people will ultimately take us, especially considering the dangers of being so connected and constantly inundated with the inner workings of other peoples’ lives.
“NOSTALGIA is a beautiful project, one of the best I ever worked on,” says artist Danijel Žeželj. “I’m happy, proud and honored that I’ve been invited to it by Scott and the rest of the team.”
Get your copy of NOSTALGIA here.