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Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes

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The first—and only—official collection of illustrated quotes from Rush drummer and lyricist, Neil Peart, Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes pairs elegant illustrations with some of Neil’s greatest remarks to bring the poignant words of one of the world’s greatest drummers to life.

“How could anyone ever be bored in this world, when there was so much to be interested in, to learn, to contemplate?”

Before his untimely death in 2020, Neil Peart was considered to be one of the greatest drummers to have ever lived. As the drummer and primary lyricist for the multi-platinum selling rock band, Rush, Neil charmed the world with his introspective and eclectic writing. Heavily inspired by science fiction, fantasy, philosophy, and his many cross-country trips on his motorcycle, Neil crafted universal lyrics that encapsulated the social and humanitarian issues of the time.

While Neil is said to have inspired famous bands—like the Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, and Rage Against the Machine—with his lyrical chops, he contributed far more to the world than just lyrics. Neil also penned nine books, many that recount his trials and triumphs from decades spent on the road, giving the world affecting, memorable thoughts about life, loss, and inspiration. 

Pairing striking black-and-white illustrations from the acclaimed artists at Fantoons with some of the drummer’s greatest quotes, Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes keeps the beautiful words and musings of Neil Peart alive.

Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes is the first and only Neil Peart quotes collection authorized by Neil himself. Not only does the book provide Rush fans—both old and new—the opportunity to dive into Neil’s inspiring messages whenever they need a pick-me-up, it also serves as a love letter to Peart and his beautifully-crafted words that have inspired and influenced millions around the world.

David Calcano is the founder and creative director of Fantoons, an animation studio based in Los Angeles. David was born in Caracas, Venezuela and has been watching cartoons ever since he was inside his mom’s belly. As an adult, he moved to the UK, where he worked as a systems engineer until he dropped his career to pursue his true dream: to build an animation studio, create cartoons and publish books that merge music and creative art. Throughout his career, David has worked hand-in-hand with some of the top companies and musical artists around the world, including The Walt Disney Company, Rush, Alice Cooper, Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, Mr. Big, Universal Music, Poison, and Steve Martin.

Lindsay Lee is an illustrator and co-author of Where Is Alice Cooper? An artist since birth, Lindsay brings her love of music and her unique illustration style to her role as an artist and writer for the award-winning animation studio Fantoons, where she has worked on best-selling titles like Ninja Sex Party: The Graphic Novel, Rush: The Making of a Farewell to Kings, and Neil Peart: The Illustrated Quotes. Lindsay currently lives in Tennessee, and when she's not helping create material for the greatest artists in the cosmos, she’s perfecting her own original comic.