Patrick Kindlon is the lead singer of the rock band Self Defense Family, and Z2 will publish his Run the Dungeon comic, which is also an RPG.
Patrick Kindlon told the press;
“Being trapped in a scary stone labyrinth got entirely too dark and serious for me the past decade. I found myself wanting to read a proper 2nd Edition D&D style dungeon crawl. Where death is looming, but your job is to laugh in its face.
Goran’s work inspired me to actually write what I’d been imagining, because he perfectly captures the energy of good-natured adventure. His art makes me feel like I’m in a basement with friends, arguing the effectiveness of the magic missile spell. Building Self Defense Family into the project came naturally as these were ideas we’d been talking about for some time while Chris expanded into composing music for TV.
Run The Dungeon is the result of these two things colliding into a complete storytelling experience for me, and I think for readers as well.”
Goran Gligovic is an emerging artist (The Bawdy Tales of Lazlo Cale) and illustrates the 100-page graphic novel.
Patrick’s band, Self Defense Family, often shortened to Self Defense (and has plenty of other names), is known for songs like The Supremacy of Pure Artistic Feeling and Have You Considered Punk Music.
The publisher, Z2 Comics, seems to have found a nice for itself with stories from artists. Previously, they’ve released a Holy Diver graphic novel to unravel the mystery of Dio’s iconic cover art and a story from Anthrax called Among the Living.
Run the Dungeon follows Relst, an average guy stuck in an Endless Dungeon and trying to escape to the surface.
The standard edition contains an RPG and a Bandcamp coupon code to download the soundtrack. However, a limited to 500 copies deluxe edition comes with a vinyl LP.
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