When Giuliano's father loans him the family garage, he and three of his friends form a band. Playing their battered secondhand instruments, the four teenagers find something they love to do, and they find in their friendship and music a refuge from difficult and turbulent home lives. But when their only amp blows a fuse, a desperate search for some new equipment lands them in more trouble than they ever saw coming. Written and painted in stunning watercolors by the renowned Italian artist Gipi, "Garage Band" is an introspective meditation on teenage life.
Gipi began his comics work in 1994: his revolutionary work is changing and challenging the perception of comics in Italy. Gipi's THE INNOCENTS was published in the United States last year to critical acclaim, and his NOTES FOR A WAR STORY won the 2006 prize for Best Book at Angouleme, the international comics festival.