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C’est L’amour: Magnetic Fields Illustrated

How Fucking Romantic

Illustration by Julia Scheele

Magnetic Fields - Underwear
Magnetic Fields - Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits

Though their last two albums have been released on a subsidiary of a major record label, the Magnetic Fields’ roots are firmly planted in the independent music scene. 69 Love Songs, the band’s final release on independent label Merge Records in 1999, has gained near cult following in the past decade. Included in this group of fans is a collective of artists from London, England who have decided to pay tribute to the album through illustration.

According to the project description, the group decided to to take on the gargantuan task of illustrating all 69 songs via exchanges made on Twitter. So far, comics for 11 songs in the series have been posted on the collective’s blog called How Fucking Romantic. Of those, one of my personal favorites is “Underwear” as illustrated, and pictured above, by Julia Scheele. The amazing potential of this project is also showcased in “Let’s Pretend We’re Bunny Rabbits” a short comic by Dani Lurie— who knew cartoon genitalia could look so adorable?!

View the rest of the series at How Fucking Romantic.
Purchase the Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs through Merge Records.


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