This title will be released on October 26, 2016!
If only becoming a rockstar was that easy, I’d be playing in major stadiums instead of typing on my laptop! Ha! Alas, that pipe dream of rock fame of my past has all but rusted, but reading WANNA BE A ROCKSTAR?: 12 Easy Steps to Guitar Godhood gets you excited to get back into the game. The book is a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek instructional mass media manual to help educate our young on how to be rockstar heroes. Does it work? TBD, my friends, TBD.
First, this book isn’t just how to be a ROCK STAR. It’s how to be a GUITAR rock star. Just so we are clear on things. You may know, if you are a reader of my blog, that I have been playing guitar and writing songs since I was a teen, so guitarist and rock star are almost synonymous to me. You don’t join a band to play bass, you join the band to be the GUITAR player. This genius book which features wild illustrations which were done by New York Times Bestselling artist Ricardo Cavolo will have you rocking out in your seat. Davide Cali, who wrote this book, has some pretty incredible and articulate advice for future guitar heroes. This book features a fully illustrated guide to attaining guitar legend status that also provides thirty-seven portraits (37!) of the most influential guitarists the world has ever seen. This is the perfect gift for any guitarist, or wanna-be rock star. Awesome!
About the Author: Davide Cali (born 1972) is a Swiss-born Italian writer of picture books and graphic novels, primarily for children and young adults. He lives in Italy. His work has been published in twenty-five countries and translated into many languages. His previous work includes Monsters & Legends, published by Flying Eye Books.
About the Illustrator: Ricardo Cavolo is fast becoming recognized as one of the most exciting illustrators to come out of Spain, and his book 101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die is a pure and fun amalgam of sound and color. He was previously art director at several advertising agencies before he realized his colorful tattooed beings and iconography should be shown to the world. He has done commercial illustrations for Y&R, Leo Burnett, Urban Outfitters, Converse, and Nike.
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