(Disclaimer: I edit certainly one of 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 Dwelling, There’s Nothing There, Endurance! Conviction! Revenge!) and artist Goran Gligovic (The Bawdy Tales of Lazlo Cale). On its face, the announcement is sensible. Z2 works with a number of music artists (Babymetal, The Grateful Useless, Cypress Hill, and Main Lazer), and Kindlon is the vocalist for 3 bands that I am conscious of: Drug Church, Loss Chief, and Self Protection Household. Having stated that, the artists Z2 often works with promote 20 instances what Self Protection Household sells, so scale is vital right here.
Curiously, Run The Dungeon is not simply the OGN, it additionally features a 5 track soundtrack from Self Protection Household and an affiliated pen and paper RPG. The usual version of Run The Dungeon will embody a obtain code redeemable on Bandcamp, and the deluxe version will embody a vinyl. The deluxe version of Run The Dungeon, obtainable on the Z2 web site is proscribed to 500 copies.
Brooklyn Vegan premiered a track from the OGN’s soundtrack referred to as View From Beneath, which you’ll be able to stream right here.
A special Kindlon band, Drug Church, will launch Tawny, an EP, in June. The second single, Tawny, guidelines.
Kindlon was type 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 the most effective in music-inspired graphic novels, and additional that no pairing is alike, introducing an authentic graphic novel by Patrick Kindlon (We Can By no means Go Dwelling, No one Is In Management) and rising artist Goran Gligovic (The Bawdy Tales of Lazlo Cale), with an authentic soundtrack by Kindlon’s band Self Protection Household. The result’s certainly one of Z2’s most immersive experiences but, mixing comedian e book storytelling, music, and an authentic and utterly playable RPG.
“Being trapped in a scary stone labyrinth received fully too darkish and critical for me the previous decade. I discovered myself desirous to learn a correct 2nd Version D&D model dungeon crawl. The place dying is looming, however your job is to snigger in its face” says Patrick Kindlon. “Goran’s work impressed me to truly write what I might 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 would 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 believe for readers as nicely.”
Relst is simply your common younger man. Besides he’s caught in an Countless Dungeon. Observe his “adventures” by the Dungeon hoping to flee to the floor world. Run the Dungeon is for followers of witty fantasy adventures in every single place. Features a soundtrack from Self Protection Household and an authentic pen and paper RPG based mostly 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, relationship again to a time once we may all nonetheless catch up in Artist’s Alley or at a close-by lodge bar, speaking comics and music, and create one thing completely new for followers of each. This mission feels each bit as enjoyable, recent and distinctive at present because it did the primary time we spoke about it. I’m thrilled to see this one lastly making its means into the fingers 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 might be launched in a normal softcover version in comedian retailers and bookstores alike in August 2021, as nicely a particular deluxe version obtainable for preorder now solely by the Z2 web site, which is able to embody a particular unique vinyl version Self Protection Household’s authentic soundtrack in a strictly restricted version of 500 copies! Customary editions embody a code to obtain the soundtrack by Bandcamp.