Rapper, producer, actor, and director RZA returns as Bobby Digital for a new graphic novel and soundtrack, RZA Presents: Bobby Digital and The Pit of Snakes, both due out on July 22, 2022. Preorders for the graphic novel and music are available here.
Bobby Digital’s first single, “We Push,” featuring Stone Mecca, is out today and was co-produced by RZA and Stone Mecca. The 8-song, sweeping soundtrack, which combines hip hop, indie rock, and soul, will be released by 36 Chambers ALC/MRNK and will complement and accentuate the tale of the graphic novel, authored by RZA, Vasilis Lolos, and Ryan O’Sullivan. The soundtrack cover art was done by Lolos, who also illustrated the graphic novel.
“The character Bobby Digital receiving his first official debut graphic novel is a long-overdue success,” RZA explains. Growing up as an enthusiastic comic reader, it’s a pleasure to contribute my creativity to this incredible narrative medium. Z2 Comics recognizes that music artists resonate in the comic book/graphic novel world, and this link is only going to get stronger.”
RZA Presents: Bobby Digital and The Pit of Snakes, a graphic novel, will also be released on July 22, 2022 by Z2 Comics. The story follows Bobby Digital as he embraces his id, ego, and superego and embarks on a quest to discover the nature of his reality and himself, as imagined by RZA.
“As a longtime fan of RZA and his musical history, nothing more flattering than the chance to participate on this graphic novel and witness it spawn a brand new single of the same name,” says Z2’s Joshua Frankel. The ultimate purpose of our Z2 music books is to skillfully harmonize music and tale, and there is no finer illustration of this than RZA Presents: Bobby Digital and The Pit of Snakes.”
In addition to the standard publication, Z2 Comics is selling numerous exclusive packages of the graphic book, featuring various premium editions and bonuses.