Sturgill Simpson’s ‘Sound & Fury’ is getting a graphic novel prequel
Sturgill Simpson's 2019 album Sound & Fury had an accompanying anime, and now Sturgil has unveiled details about its prequel, a new graphic novel. The 144-page book, written in collaboration with Jason Aaron (Thor, Scalped, Southern Bastards), will feature more artwork from Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai), who worked on the anime, as well as work from Rufus Dayglo, Deathburger, Rosi Kampe, and Vasilis Lolos. It tells the story of how the world described in the original album/film came to be, and you can see some artwork from it below.
“Creatively this is one of the most ambitious projects we have published to date, with an incredible team behind it” says Z2 Comics publisher Josh Frankel. “The end result will not only be worth the wait, but will be one of the most complete realizations of any artist’s vision in the history of our company.”
The graphic novel comes out on November 17th, via Z2 comics, and it's available for pre-order now.
The SOUND & FURY anime, which was made with Okazaki and filmmaker Junpei Mizusaki (Batman Ninja), followed a mysterious driver as he headed into "a post-apocalyptic hellscape toward a ferocious showdown with two monstrous opponents." Fittingly, Sturgill's accompanying album is dark, gritty, and cutting, with hints of techno, blues, and hard rock, the perfect soundtrack for watching the world explode. You can watch the music videos for "Sing Along" and "A Good Look" below.
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‘Sound & Fury: The Graphic Novel’ to be Released November 17, 2020; Available for Preorder Now! Featuring a story by Jason Aaron and artwork by Takashi Okazaki, Rufus Dayglo, Deathburger, Rosi Kempe, and Vasilis Lolos, the novel tells the tale of the events leading up to 2019's groundbreaking Netflix film of the same name. It will be published by Z2 Comics. “Creatively this is one of the most ambitious projects we have published to date, with an incredible team behind it” says Z2 publisher, Josh Frankel. “The end result will not only be worth the wait, but will be one of the most complete realizations of any artist’s vision in the history of our company.” Jason Aaron is an award-winning comic book writer best known for his work with Marvel Comics, including the creation of the headline-grabbing female version of Thor and the launch of an acclaimed new Star Wars series in 2015, the first issue of which became the best-selling American comic book in more than 20 years. Aaron is also the current writer on Marvel's flagship Avengers series and the recently relaunched Conan The Barbarian. His critically acclaimed creator-owned work includes the Eisner Award-winning Southern Bastards from Image Comics and the New York Times bestselling crime series Scalped from Vertigo Comics. Takashi Okazaki is the renowned Japanese artist behind “Afro Samurai”. Sound & Fury The Graphic Novel will be published as a 144 page trade paperback, retailing for $19.99. It is available for pre-order. Renowned for their gorgeous and elaborate deluxe editions, Z2 will be offering an oversized and slipcased edition of Sound & Fury, retailing for $99.99, available for pre-order now exclusively through Z2’s website in an edition of just 2500 copies. #soundandfury #sturgillsimpson