(Disclaimer: I edit one among Patrick Kindlon’s forthcoming comics. Run The Dungeon is not that comedian.)
Impartial writer Z2 introduced Run The Dungeon, an OGN from author Kindlon (We Can By no means Go Residence, There’s Nothing There, Persistence! Conviction! Revenge!) and artist Goran Gligovic (The Bawdy Tales of Lazlo Cale). On its face, the announcement is smart. Z2 works with numerous music artists (Babymetal, The Grateful Useless, Cypress Hill, and Major Lazer), and Kindlon is the vocalist for 3 bands that I am conscious of: Drug Church, Loss Chief, and Self Protection Household. Having mentioned that, the artists Z2 normally works with promote 20 occasions what Self Protection Household sells, so scale is vital right here.
Apparently, Run The Dungeon is not simply the OGN, it additionally features a 5 music soundtrack from Self Protection Household and an affiliated pen and paper RPG. The usual version of Run The Dungeon will embrace a obtain code redeemable on Bandcamp, and the deluxe version will embrace a vinyl. The deluxe version of Run The Dungeon, accessible on the Z2 web site is restricted to 500 copies.
Brooklyn Vegan premiered a music from the OGN’s soundtrack referred to as View From Beneath, which you can stream here.
A distinct Kindlon band, Drug Church, will launch Tawny, an EP, in June. The second single, Tawny, guidelines.
Kindlon was variety sufficient to ship over a pair pages from Run The Dungeon, and right here they’re. (Would Jude name this an EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW?)
Z2 guarantees Run The Dungeon in August 2021. Their press launch follows.
NEW YORK, NY— Z2 Comics has confirmed to be THE dwelling for one of the best in music-inspired graphic novels, and additional that no pairing is alike, introducing an unique graphic novel by Patrick Kindlon (We Can By no means Go Residence, No person Is In Management) and rising artist Goran Gligovic (The Bawdy Tales of Lazlo Cale), with an unique soundtrack by Kindlon’s band Self Protection Household. The result’s one among Z2’s most immersive experiences but, mixing comedian e book storytelling, music, and an unique and utterly playable RPG.
“Being trapped in a scary stone labyrinth acquired fully too darkish and critical for me the previous decade. I discovered myself eager to learn a correct 2nd Version D&D model dungeon crawl. The place demise is looming, however your job is to chortle in its face” says Patrick Kindlon. “Goran’s work impressed me to truly write what I would been imagining, as a result of he completely captures the vitality of good-natured journey. His artwork makes me really feel like I am in a basement with pals, arguing the effectiveness of the magic missile spell. Constructing Self Protection Household into the mission got here naturally as these had been concepts we might been speaking about for a while whereas Chris expanded into composing music for TV. Run The Dungeon is the results of these two issues colliding into a whole storytelling expertise for me, and I feel for readers as effectively.”
Relst is simply your common younger man. Besides he’s caught in an Limitless Dungeon. Observe his “adventures” by means of the Dungeon hoping to flee to the floor world. Run the Dungeon is for followers of witty fantasy adventures all over the place. Features a soundtrack from Self Protection Household and an unique pen and paper RPG primarily based off of the e book.
Writer Josh Frankel says “Run the Dungeon is one thing that has been within the works for fairly a while, courting again to a time once we might all nonetheless catch up in Artist’s Alley or at a close-by resort bar, speaking comics and music, and easy methods to create one thing completely new for followers of each. This mission feels each bit as enjoyable, recent and distinctive immediately because it did the primary time we spoke about it. I’m thrilled to see this one lastly making its approach into the arms of followers of his band in addition to comedian e book readers and players alike.”
The Run the Dungeon graphic novel is available in at over 100 pages of enjoyable and shall be launched in an ordinary softcover version in comedian retailers and bookstores alike in August 2021, as effectively a particular deluxe version accessible for preorder now solely by means of the Z2 web site, which is able to embrace a particular unique vinyl version Self Protection Household’s unique soundtrack in a strictly restricted version of 500 copies! Commonplace editions embrace a code to obtain the soundtrack by means of Bandcamp.