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Listen to INJ Culbard’s ‘Salamandre’ Spotify Playlist

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out today, Salamander is an evocative graphic novel about family, loss and the freedom of art by award-winning writer and artist INJ Culbard (The Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Death, Everything, Brink, The New Deadwardians). To preview the project, AIPT can exclusively reveal Culbard’s Spotify playlist with the songs used in the creation of the book.

published by Dark Horse Comics under the Berger Books label, Culbard is writing a story based on a summer afternoon in his own life. Only in this case, he is formed from the jigsaw of his memories growing up on both sides of the Iron Curtain during the Cold War.


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“Writing what you know is really writing what you think you know,” said INJ Culbard.

So what Salamander about?

Kaspar Salamander is a bereaved young artist who is sent to live with his enigmatic grandfather who lives behind the Iron Veil, a land ruled by an oppressive emperor. In this foreign place where flowers are smuggled, music is illegal and art is created underground, Kaspar seeks to heal his grief – discovering a world of art revolutionaries, espionage and the police. secret – which are not what they appear to be.

“I was blown away when I first heard about INJ’s exciting graphic novel idea inspired by his unusual travels as a child,” said Karen Berger. “It has a real European comic feel – a bit like a quirky Tintin, sweeping vistas mired in underlying political danger, set off by touches of wonder and fantasy. Ultimately, it’s about of the perseverance of love and the power that memory and stories have over us. This is INJ Culbard’s immense storytelling talent like never before and I am so excited to share it with the world.

Check out the playlist below.

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