Tea Time Thursday: The Little Bunny Book Of Music

Published on July 16th, 2009

I know what you’re thinking- that I can’t seem to keep myself away from comics with musical aspects to them. Well, plain and simple- no, I can’t! I love music just as much as I love comic books, probably more so, so it would be dumb for me to not want to check out comic books with music influences and themes. All the way from Scott Pilgrim to Wildstorm’s Killapalooza, I love it all (and the more fighting comic book action in them the better!).

So this week, I’ve chosen to talk about a really simple little comic book with a musical theme. One, which as a matter of fact, is quite literally a  ‘simple little’ book, as it’s about the same size as your credit card! Remarkable huh? Tell me about it. I could fit this into my pocket or my wallet and take it with me wherever I wanted.

cbunmusicSo no more beating around the bush, let me tell you what I’ve got here. I’ve got a copy of Chris Getliffe’s The Little Bunny Book of Music, it’s 14 pages long, self published and each page (as little as they are) is filled with coloured panels telling short stories of these cartoon bunnies talking about music in a variety of situations; from making mixtapes for their friends, to the originality of music these days!

The funny thing is, is that at the end of each short story, there is a little pun which pokes fun at the downfalls in various aspects of the music industry, and in all fairness, makes you think. It’s remarkable how a little comic filled with stories of cartoon bunnies talking about music can make you realize these things, things that perhaps, you’d never thought of before. Getliffe obviously uses his bunnies to speak the truth here, and I’m liking that.

This is just a fun little comic, and I know for a fact that there are more of these small comics by Getliffe, as I saw them in my local comic shop when I got this one. I don’t think all of them are about music as some focus on other topics, so try and sink your teeth into all them- especially since they are priced at a mere £1 a piece, so you can’t really lose out.

I also know that Getliffe has a great website, as advertised in the back this comic, so I went to check it out the other day. It’s decent, here’s the web address for it: www.getliffe.com, it has an online gallery, a store and much more. For those of you who want to contact the creator, you can get ahold of him at getliffe@kitchendistrict.com. And those Myspace users reading this (I know you’re out there, even though you all may have gone underground since the rise of the mighty Facebook), his page can be found at www.myspace.com/getliffe .

Tune in next week when I’ll be back onboard with another British comic, and let me tell you now- I’ve got my eye on an interesting looking one!

Rob Andrews