The 40th anniversary of Iron Maiden’s 1983 album “Piece Of Mind” is being celebrated with the publication of a graphic novel.
The book contains original stories for each of the album’s nine tracks, including one written by frontman Bruce Dickinson.
In a new interview, Dickinson explained, “When the idea of a Piece of Mind 40th Anniversary graphic novel first came up, I felt it was the perfect medium to expand outside the confines of the songs and to create new storylines and new dimensions through short form narrative and imagery. It allowed me to add more layers and dimensions to the lyrics and add a new twist.”
Dickinson also talked about the art saying, “Equally as exciting was bringing together some of the top writers and illustrators in the industry who are all actual fans of the band, to add their own creative ideas inspired by the songs, Eddie, and the album itself.” says the project is more than just a graphic novel, but what he considers a work of art.