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Surprising to absolutely no one, fans of the Magnetic Fields tend to be both devoted and a wee bit dramatic. Hence the existence of How Fucking Romantic, an excellent site dedicated to illustrating every single one of the classic 69 Love Songs.
We are a loose collection of mostly London-based comic-artists, illustrators and writers, who have grown up listening to the Magnetic Fields and got together over a mutual love of the songs. One day, on Twitter, a couple of us decided that illustrating - or writing a comic - or a short story - inspired by all 69 songs was a worthwhile and exciting pursuit, so here we are!
All you inspiring comic book artists—or Stephin Merritt fans that own a box of crayons—should check out the list of songs and see what's still available. While someone has dibs on "I Don't Want to Get Over You," the underrated "Asleep And Dreaming" has not been spoken for. Get drawing.
The Magnetic Fields - "Asleep And Dreaming"