Parke Creates Comic Renderings for Soundtrack to "Heroes"
AWARD-WINNING ILLUSTRATOR STEVEN PARKE CREATES COMIC RENDERINGS FOR
SOUNDTRACK TO NBC'S HIT SERIES "HEROES"
Soundtrack Also Features Images From Season Two Of "Heroes"
By Artist Tim Sale
Cover Art Imagery, Interviews, Behind-The-Scenes Footage, Soundtrack
Videos And More Available Exclusively On NBC.com (http://www.NBC.com/Heroes/Soundtrack/)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – March 12, 2008 – NBC Universal Television DVD,
Music and Consumer Products Group has commissioned comic book icon Steven
Parke to help create and illustrate the CD packaging for the the upcoming
In addition to Parke's comic renderings of each featured band, the
"Heroes" soundtrack also features some of artist Tim Sale's
images that were seen in the second season of the hit series. Images from
both Parke and Sale, along with exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes
footage, soundtrack music videos and more are available starting today on
The "Heroes" soundtrack, which will be initially available
starting March 18th at Best Buy stores and through various digital service
providers, features an eclectic mix of cutting-edge and classic musical
artists including Bob Dylan, Panic! At The Disco, Wilco, Imogen Heap, as
well as a number of collaborations from top acts including a duo with
Brighton Port Authority and Iggy Pop (see complete soundtrack list below).
The soundtrack is executive produced by independent music veteran Errol
Kolosine ("Six Feet Under") in collaboration with
"Heroes" creator & executive producer Tim Kring
("Crossing Jordan," "Providence") and
"Heroes" executive producer & director Allan Arkush
("Crossing Jordan" and "The Temptations").
All of the bands featured on the "Heroes" soundtrack are
depicted in a 12-panel foldout booklet with original illustrations created
by Parke, whose work in the music industry covers a broad spectrum, from
Prince to AC/DC to Thelonious Monk to Bon Jovi.
Parke, whose work has also been featured in DVD packaging for "The
Sopranos," "Six Feet Under," "Rome" and "30
Rock," worked closely with Arkush and the soundtrack's art director
Mitch Steele on the packaging art, combining the known imagery and style
of the series in an effort to best showcase the wide array of musical
artists featured on the soundtrack.
"As an avid fan of 'Heroes' and a music junkie, I was thrilled to
be called upon to create illustrations of the bands for the 'Heroes'
soundtrack," said Parke, whose studio is based in Baltimore.
"Talking to Allan Arkush, reviewing art from the show and listening
to some of the bands as I worked, I had a great time capturing likenesses,
and in some instances, creating unusual environments that tie the
musicians visually into the 'Heroes' universe. The process was a high
voltage connection of creative talent from the show, great art direction
and some killer artists."
"Working with Steven and Mitch to create the artwork for each of
the bands was an interesting and at the same time enjoyable process,"
says Arkush. "Through Steven's imagination, we would take each band
through the 'Heroes' artistic process, art direction, costumes and
cinematography. He really picked up our aesthetic quickly. It was a big
help that he was a fan of the show, studied the episodes and knew all of
our cultural references."
The complete track listing is as follows:
1. Heroes Theme - Wendy & Lisa 2. Fire and Regeneration - Wendy
& Lisa (*new release) 3. He's Frank - Brighton Port Authority
featuring Iggy Pop (*new release) 4. All For Swinging You Around - New
Pornographers 5. Glad It's Over - Wilco (*new release) 6. Weightless -
Nada Surf (new release) 7. Nine In The Afternoon - Panic! At The Disco
(new release) 8. Chills - My Morning Jacket (*new release) 9. Natural
Selection - Wendy & Lisa 10. ABoneCroneDrone 3 - Shelia Chandra 11.
Not Now But Soon - Imogen Heap (*new release) 12. Jealously Rides With Me
- Death Cab For Cutie (*new U.S. release) 13. All Things Must Pass - The
Jesus and Mary Chain (*new release) 14. Homecoming - Wendy & Lisa 15.
Man In The Long Black Coat - Bob Dylan 16. Maya's Theme - Yerba Buena
(*new release) 17. Keep My Composure - The Chemical Brothers featuring
Spank Rock (*new release) 18. Heroes - David Bowie
* Denotes an exclusive new release on the "Heroes" soundtrack
NBC Press Release