Set for release in November...
Holly Frith
09:09 4th August 2011

A collection of songs by The Smiths have been turned into a comic book series.

'Unite and Take Over: Comic Stories Inspired by the Smiths' is the idea from Shawn Demumbrum who has turned a number of Smiths' tracks into a four-to-eight-page comic strip, that will be released at the Tuscon Comic Con on November 5-6, reports the Guardian.

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Describing his love of The Smiths, Demumbrum told the Guardian: '' As a teen in the 80s, one of my favourite soundtracks was the Pretty in Pink soundtrack. While training for cross country, I played the cassette over and over on my Walkman as I ran. There was always something about the Smiths' Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want. It tapped into my teenage psyche, a combination of loneliness and yet hopeful optimism, that only Morrissey's vocals seem to capture."  

Contributors on the comic include Christian Vilaire, Henry Barajas, Jeff Pina and Shelby Robertson.

Meanwhile, Morrissey has defended his on stage comments made about the actions of fast food companies to the recent attacks in Norway.

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