Here’s a first and unusual piece of news for the EDM scene, one of Bass’ big producers, Snails, is releasing the first issue in his The Shell comic book series in Marvel-like style, called “The Sluggernaut.” The comic book will provide a glimpse into the creative universe that fuels the Montreal-based artist’s music and live performances. The team includes Snails (co-writer), Maria Filippone (co-writer) and French artist Dr. Fanx (penciller, inker and colorist).
Just a few weeks after announcing his newest “Slimeageddon” EP, Snails has announced another massive milestone in his prolific career: the launch of his very own comic book series, The Shell, and its debut issue The Sluggernaut. Through its vivid imagery and captivating storylines, The Sluggernaut provides a glimpse into the creative universe that fuels the Vomitstep producer’s music and live event concepts. Snails teamed up with French artist Dr. Fanx and co-writer Maria Filipone to bring the Vomitsquad’s colorful world – including King Slugz, King Frogz, Sluggtopia and The Shell – to life in Marvel-like style. On the surface, The Sluggernaut’s plot may seem like it’s all about King Slugz’s intergalactic, worm-fighting battles, but Snails has a much deeper meaning behind the series. At its core, The Sluggernaut is the story of a flawed hero desperate to save his people, and its theme centered on perseverance in the face of tremendous obstacles.Through the engage plotlines and immersive art, Snails creatively conveys his believe that one has an obligation to fulfill one’s own destiny.
“My music and shows have always been attached to a story. Frogz, King Slugz, Sluggtopia and The Shell are all part of a bigger vision – one that hasn’t been fully explained … until now. Super proud to announce that The Sluggernaut comic book will be released on November 26th. Check out the first 11 pages and pre-order your physical copy for the full story!” Said Snails.
Snails has had a massive year by any means of measurement: he released a full length remix album of his cult favorite “The Shell,” launched his own record label Slugz Music, and rounded out 2018 with a massive North American tour featuring an awe-inspiring, mind-bending holographic stage dubbed “The Shell 2.0.” His “Vomitstep” sound first found a home on the praised label OWSLA and has led him to work alongside figures like Skrillex, Diplo and more. Then, Snails created Slugz Music as a home for his music and others’ that is as outrageous as they want it to be. Now with the launch of his own comic book series – a territory previously uncharted in the electronic scene – his accomplishments speak for themselves in demonstrating that Snails is truly an artist with no boundaries. The Sluggernaut is only the beginning of Snails’s The Shell comic book series, so stay tuned for the next chapter of the saga!
Pre-order and preview the first 10 pages: http://officialsnails.com/thesluggernaut