Wu-Tang Clan member RZA once dabbled in comedy and directing in Hollywood, but he’s now adding the comic book writer to his resume.
The rapper will release the graphic novel “Bobby Digital and the Pit of Snakes” next year, reviving an alter ego he debuted in 1998 with the album “Bobby Digital in Stereo”.
He created the project with Z2 Comics and said in a statement, âReaders are going to be struck by something they never saw coming. Bong bÃ³ng. “
There is also a hint that he will be releasing some sort of new musical recording to accompany the release. The project will be “synced with music that will melt you,” the publisher said, and pre-order information boasts deluxe editions that come with an ‘exclusive vinyl music component’ [to be announced]. ”
RZA also added that “of all my creative characters and alter egos, Bobby Digital is probably the best choice for comics and graphic novels.”
Z2 has also previously released graphic novels based on bands such as Blondie, MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e and Jimmy Eat World, as well as on the legendary jazz label Blue Note Records.
RZA is teaming up with Ryan O’Sullivan of White Noise Studios and Sound & Fury artist Vasilis Lolos to create the comic which will be released in soft and hardcover versions and sold in bookstores and record stores. .
Z2 Editor and CEO Josh Frankel said in a statement: âRZA has always shown itself to be a Swiss army knife of creativity, uplifting every medium it touches and can help bring a comic / music hybrid. already existing such as Bobby Digital up to date is amazing, I think everyone will be amazed at the result as well.