Storm by Tim Minchin, DC Turner and Tracy King
Tim Minchin is a world-famous musical comedian whose fan base continues to grow after sold-out tours, DVDs and composing for the West End musical ‘MATILDA.’ In 2006 Tim started to perform a song called ‘If You Open Your Mind Too Much Your Brain Will Fall Out (Take My Wife), over the years this mutated and updated into what we now know as ‘Storm.’
If you’re one of the three million people who has viewed the animated short of Tim Minchin’s Storm then you’ll probably be more than aware of the idea behind the beat poem, animated video and now, graphic novel. Tim and his wife attend a friends dinner party and meet a woman they’ve never met before. He bites his tongue as she states ‘You can’t know anything! Knowledge is merely opinion’
but soon he’s forced to say something as she waxes lyrical about the benefits of alternative medicine. Tim’s opinions on psychics, Scooby Doo and the world in general follow.
Storm is a fabulous and unique mix of poetry, humour, fact and philosophy, the beautiful art from DC Turner and Tracy King only adding to its impact. The introductions from both Neil Gaiman and Tim Minchin himself give you an enjoyable sneaky peak into the poem’s history and how it came about. Storm is an absolute must-read for any Tim Minchin fan and I’m sure this graphic novel will only add to his following.