Tori Amos will celebrate the 30th anniversary of breakthrough solo debut album Little Earthquakes in several formats, including a special "graphic album."
Little Earthquakes: The Graphic Album, published in partnership with Z2 Comics, will feature 24 stories told through words and art inspired by the album's 12 songs as well as selected B-sides. Contributors include writers Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, Annie Zaleski, Leah Moore (daughter of comics legend Alan) and Colleen Doran. The stories will be printed in an 8" x 8" hardback book, to be released in September 2022.
“To have some of the most creative graphic artists interpret the songs from Little Earthquakes, is a true honor,” Tori said in a statment. “Artwork is such an important part of my musical world and to see these songs come to life in graphic form is such a joy.”
In addition to the graphic novel, limited deluxe and platinum editions of the set will be available. The deluxe, limited to 1,450 copies, includes the novel printed at LP-size (12" x 12") and includes additional art prints, a vinyl copy of the album and a picture disc of B-sides. The platinum edition will be limited to 500 copies and includes all of the above plus a cover print signed by Amos and artist David Mack and a sketchbook/diary, all enclosed in a special die-cut case styled after the wooden crate on the original album cover.
Originally released in 1992, Amos' first album under her own name (after the synthpop oddity Y Kant Tori Read?) established her as one of the most unique female voices in rock. Little Earthquakes sold two million copies in the U.S. and spawned the rock radio hit "Silent All These Years" plus U.K. Top 40 singles "Winter" and "Crucify."