You possibly can add Trivium frontman Matt Heafy to the rising record of musicians with a graphically animated e book to advertise. Heafy has teamed with illustration Half Sumo for the upcoming “Ibaraki and Associates,” a rhyming image e book that includes a wealth of Japanese folktales and wealthy mythologies that impressed the musician in his youth. The e book is predicted to reach in June.
If the Ibaraki title sounds acquainted, that is as a result of it’s aligned with Heafy’s newest musical enterprise with the Rashomon album set to reach on Could 6 by way of Nuclear Blast. However that’s not to be confused with the Ibaraki and Associates lullaby CD that may function a soothing, acoustic praise to the tales Heafy is sharing inside this new e book.
“’Ibaraki and Associates’ is a e book stuffed with the tales that I grew up with. That Japanese folklore lies on the very root of so lots of the wonderful tales we now have as we speak, whether or not they’re in video video games, anime, motion pictures, or songs,” Heafy explains.
“Ibaraki and Associates” Cowl Artwork
Every unfold of “Ibaraki & Associates” presents one of many many legendary tricksters, heroes and mystical beings that occupied the classical Japanese tales Heafy’s mom taught him rising up. These embrace the monkey/man/chook hybrid, Tengu; the eight-headed beast, Yamata no Orochi; and a nine-tailed celestial fox, all channeled with neon power by way of Half Sumo’s vivid illustrations.
“For years, I’ve researched as many Japanese tales as potential—gotten a number of of them tattooed on my physique—and explored their themes within the songs of Trivium, Ibaraki, and now in ‘Ibaraki & Associates,’” Heafy continues “It’s our hope that in exploring these great tales, that the readers will need to study extra about Japanese tradition—then extra cultures of the encompassing Asian nations, then unfold that willingness to study tales from everywhere in the world, inspiring curiosity within the many cultures we share across the planet.”
As acknowledged, Z2 Comics might be releasing Heafy’s “Ibaraki and Associates” e book with illustrations by Half Sumo this June. Deluxe editions will include a short lived tattoo set, a Bento Field set and the aforementioned Ibaraki and Associates lullaby CD. Get your pre-orders in right here and take a look at a number of the inside artwork items from the e book beneath.
“Ibaraki and Associates” Inside Art work
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