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Instrumental now available for PRE-ORDER
My long-gestating book "Instrumental" is finally coming out on Z2 Comics!! Release date is May 30, and it comes with a download card for the full-length "soundtrack" of new music composed and performed by me. There will be a cd release that will be a separate purchase, released by Outside-In Records.…

Here's the official blurb for the book:

In the small hours of the morning, on a headlong collision into history, ambition, and magic, a trumpeter wails in the apocalypse.

“You are making it happen. All the deaths. All the destruction.”

Tom is a solid, but not great, musician. While his bandmates are happy to play gigs for themselves at their own clubs, drinking free beer and shooting the breeze, Tom aches for the next level, whatever that is. And as musicians are wont to do in magical fables, he meets a mysterious stranger with a seemingly simple offer: take a battered old trumpet for free, and just enjoy it, no exchanges and no strings. Whenever Tom plays it, the extraordinary music blows away his growing throngs of fans, and deadly mishaps start to follow. Tom may not have sold his soul for the music of the heavens, but he seems to have bargained away something much more serious.

From the critically acclaimed jazz musician Dave Chisholm,Instrumental is a high-spirited, suspenseful, formally inventive, visually musical graphic novel, an epic yet intimate riff on our longing search for what’s next.


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dave chisholm
United States
Current Residence: Rochester, NY
Favourite genre of music: good music
Personal Quote: calmer than you are.
dudes, this week, i suddenly and without warning lost the bulk of my day work. as a result, i'm open for commissions. prices are pretty durned low and the slots are filling up fast. here's a link to my tumblr for more infowwww:

thanks and happy holidayz,
  • Drinking: water


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cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish you the best of birthdays, Dave.
cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Have a fantastic birthday, Dave.  :)
davechisholm Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
thanks! :D
cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope you have a terrific birthday today, Dave.  :)
davechisholm Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
thanks! it was fantastic!
i hope you're well!
cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad it was a good one, Dave.  I'm doing okay.  How goes the world of comics for you?
davechisholm Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
good!!! big announcements coming soon i think--i've also been doing a fair amount of freelance work! 
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mattPLOG Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
davechisholm Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
thanks maaaan!
cluedog Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hope you have a happy birthday today, Dave. :)
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