Vault Comics is getting into the music business — or, perhaps, it’s more accurate to say that the music business is getting into Vault Comics, with the creation of Headshell, a new line of graphic novels from a number of big-name recording artists, guided by veteran music executive and songwriter Richard Rudolph.
The mission of Headshell is a simple one: work with musicians to create new comics based on or inspired by their careers and music. Amongst the artists already working with Vault as part of the new initiative are The Beach Boys, Redman, and Metallica, with the latter’s Lars Ulrich saying of the venture, “The team at Vault are pushing boundaries and are bold storytellers. We are excited to partner with them.”
Headshell will launch with Dying Inside, by Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, Hannah Klein, and Lisa Sterle. Wentz said in a statement, “Creating a new graphic novel with Vault and one of my favorite writers, Hannah Klein, has been an insane experience–in the best possible way. Between her perspective, honesty, and super dark sense of humor and Vault’s creative support throughout the entire process, I’m excited to share it with the world soon.”
All of Headshell’s releases will be available in multiple formats, including standard, deluxe, and collector’s editions, as well as one-off rarities.
“We have one overriding goal at Vault: to bring readers the very best comics and graphic novels. We're thrilled to bring that experience creating amazing, award-winning stories to Headshell in partnership with some of the biggest names in music,” Vault CEO, Damian Wassel said in a statement about the news. “I can't wait to share the Headshell line of books with the world.”
More information will be announced in coming months, per the publisher.
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