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Rush: The Making of A Farewell to Kings

The Graphic Novel

Foreword by Terry Brown / Illustrated by Juan Riera and Ittai Manero
Published by Fantoons
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Officially licensed RUSH graphic novel chronicling the making of Rush’s classic album “A Farewell to Kings.”

RUSH, the well-known Canadian power trio, is one of the most influential rock bands of all-time, with more than 40 million records sold worldwide. This epic, fully authorized graphic novel chronicles the birth of Rush’s classic album “A Farewell to Kings”. Relive the trials and triumphs alongside Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart as they create the masterpiece of progressive rock that gave birth to “Closer to the Heart” & the majestic “Xanadu”. The book features artwork and storytelling from Fantoons, with new input from Alex Lifeson (Rush guitar player) and Terry Brown (the producer of the album).

About The Authors

Originally from Caracas, David Calcano has been fusing still and moving pictures with music to craft meaningful stories for over a decade, as the Chief Creative Officer of Fantoons Animation Studios. He’s written for the page and screen, as well as directed animation for the likes of Disney, Publicis, Rush, Motörhead, Nat King Cole, Iron Maiden, Frank Sinatra, Frank Zappa, The Beach Boys, Johnny Ramone…the list goes on and on!

His creative output includes: award-Winning Animated music videos, advertising spots, album Packages, concert Visuals, and critically-acclaimed books. Beyond his professional delivery, David is a massive music fan with a collection of over 10,000 records…and counting.



Lindsay Lee is an illustrator and co-author of Where Is Alice Cooper? An artist since birth, Lindsay brings her love of music and her unique illustration style to her role as an artist and writer for the award-winning animation studio Fantoons, where she has worked on best-selling titles like Ninja Sex Party: The Graphic Novel, Rush: The Making of a Farewell to Kings, and Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes. Lindsay currently lives in Tennessee, and when she's not helping create material for the greatest artists in the cosmos, she’s perfecting her own original comic.

About The Illustrators

Product Details

  • Publisher: Fantoons (September 10, 2019)
  • Length: 144 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781970047028

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Raves and Reviews

This fully-authorized graphic novel reveals all the details behind the scenes (from heated discussions over the direction of the album to candid, share laughs between the guys) in a vivid, full-color comic book.


Surprising, really, just how much this graphic novel brings new, highly enjoyable dimensions to the story behind the making of Rush's landmark fifth album [A Farewell to Kings]

– James McNair, PLANET ROCK

The Making Of A Farewell To Kings is a must have for any Rush fan. Like the music of the band themselves it’s done with the greatest quality, attention to detail and humor. A great graphic novel and fun read!

– Eddie Trunk

The story of the making of A Farewell to Kings has been told before, but never in such a fresh and unique way. The format "fits" Rush and their fans perfectly, and FANTOONS literally brings the story to life with this graphic novel. It's a welcome addition to the Rush library, and a must read for any Rush fan.

– Ed Stenger, Rush Is A Band Blog

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