In Long Black Veil, Isabella Rotman takes a traditional folk song, made popular by Johnny Cash, and gives it a queer witchy twist! In a puritan community, someone has been murdered, and the narrator has no alibi to prove it wasn’t her. What happens to her secret lover after she’s met the hangman’s noose?
Isabella’s illustration of a standard American classic are lush, wicked, and fun! As an added bonus, Isabella includes the lyrics and chords of the song in the back of the comic, and she teamed up with singer-songwriter, Jenny Owen Youngs to make a video with Jenny’s cover of Long Black Veil, which can be enjoyed on YouTube.
Nominee, 2017 Promising New Talent Ignatz Award