A Southern California Modyssey
During the So-Cal Mod revival of the mid-1980s, one teen's simple quest to buy a Vespa is about to turn into an absolute nightmare.
It's 1985, and to say Tommy Daniels is Mod-obsessed is no understatement: buying a scooter is the ultimate goal of his young life. When he hits the road on his search, it will be the strangest, most shocking three days imaginable, and he'll encounter a host of colorful characters, including a jerk cop and the Mod girl of his dreams, but nothing's going to stand in his way. His is a story of wanting something so badly, you'll put everything on the line to get it. Along the way, each chapter introduces a soundtrack song from Tommy's Mod mixtape.
Also included, "It's a Way of Life," an essay about the Mod revival in 1980s Southern California by Bart Mendoza, lead singer of the band Manual Scan, noted music journalist, and a prime player in the San Diego Mod scene. This prose novel includes a color image section featuring some prime Mod moments in California from the 1980s, as well as acclaimed artist Ralph Cosentino's cover for Dr. Harvey's Victor the Vespa , the fictional book written by a character in the story!
[S.l.] : IDEA & DESIGN WORKS, 2018