Renowned rock star Pete Townshend has just published his autobiography, Who I Am, a book which he has dedicated to 'the artist inside all of us.' In Pete's autobiography you will read all about the man in his own words. But to get an even more complete picture, read his clearest and most direct thoughts on the creative process, presented even more clearly in the form of a graphic novel! Psychoderelict tells us where art comes from, especially where it comes from in Pete, and how our hurts, wounds and rages can be sublimated.
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I adapted the radio play section of Psychoderelict word-for-word as a 50-page, full-colour graphic novel, to flesh out Pete's ideas and give them more breadth, clarity and meaning. I am selling it from the website below. It is the perfect complement to Pete's autobiography.
People largely did not appreciate or fully understand Psychoderelict when it was released in 1993, and they scorned it. However, it is precisely the kind of album that would take 20 years for people to appreciate fully. And that time is now. In this way it echoes the story of Psychoderelict, in which main character Ray High (standing in for Pete Townshend) is creatively stuck, and goes back over some songs and ideas he had 20 years previously, looking on them with older, more experienced eyes. Doing so rejuvenates him, and is the first step to reigniting his creative urge.