February 22, 2024

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Vault Comics Starts Musician-Led “Headshell” Imprint

Vault Comics Starts Musician-Led “Headshell” Imprint

Logo for indie comics publisher Vault Comics.

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Creator-owned comics have been on the rise in the latest years across indie (study: non-Significant Two) publishers like Picture or Legendary Comics. Substantially of these new books are from nicely founded comics presences this sort of as Saladin Ahmed or Christian Ward, but actors like Keanu Reeves and Oscar Isaac have also recently joined in on the fun. Famous people leap to distinctive mediums pretty frequently, and now musicians will be earning some comics of their have.

Discovered previously in the week, indie publisher Vault Comics is launching a new comic imprint known as “Headshell” that’ll aspect comics with unique tales that are encouraged by the bands that are generating them. The initial of the bunch will be Dying Inside of from Slide Out Boy frontman Pete Wentz, author Hannah Klein (All the things is Wonderful), and artist Lisa Sterle (Witchblood). Long term comics in the imprint will be designed by Redman, Def Leppard, Metallica, and the Seaside Boys, each individual with their individual inventive groups to be discovered in the long term.

Stated Wentz in a push launch, “Creating a new graphic novel with Vault and a person of my favorite writers, Hannah Klein, has been an insane working experience — in the greatest possible way. “Between her perspective, honesty, and tremendous dark perception of humor and Vault’s resourceful assistance in the course of the whole procedure, I’m thrilled to share it with the environment shortly.”

“We’re thrilled to deliver that working experience creating astounding, award-winning tales to Headshell in partnership with some of the largest names in music,” ongoing Vault CEO Damian Wassel. “I just cannot hold out to share the Headshell line of publications with the world.”

Of the a variety of musicians, Metallica’s the just one with the most prior experience with comics. Back again in 2014, the significant metallic band teamed up with writer Jim McCarthy (Terrible Corporation) and artist Brian Williamson (Hook Jaw) to build the biographical graphic novel Absolutely nothing Else Matters. Ideally the comics from them, and the relaxation of these groups, expand their respective audiences and lead to additional artists joining in on the development.

[via Rolling Stone]


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