LOS ANGELES, CA – February 4, 2022 – Zombie Love Studios in partnership with Snoopadelic Films are thrilled to announce Tales From The Crip, the upcoming graphic novel from legendary rapper Snoop Dogg and Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel creator and award-winning television writer-producer Rodney Barnes.
A horror anthology series in the tradition of the classic EC comics of old, Tales From The Crip will feature urban-themed horror stories introduced by the legendary rapper and penned by Barnes. The title will be released under Barnes’ Zombie Love Studios (ZLOS) imprint this Fall, following the debut of the highly-anticipated Blacula, which will preview in September. The title joins Barnes’ burgeoning catalog of graphic novels, highlighted by the popular Eisner-nominated Killadelphia created by Barnes and artist Jason Shawn Alexander.
**The news was first revealed by the pair on Instagram via @SnoppDogg. Links to posts are below.
ABOUT ZOMBIE LOVE STUDIOS:
The brainchild of veteran award-winning screenwriter, producer, and graphic novel creator Rodney Barnes, Zombie Love Studios was founded with the goal of creating the best and boldest genre-based graphic novels the industry has ever seen. The culture-shifting company offers readers layered stories of the macabre that combine politics, social resonance, and history with the nuance and specificity of the unique cultural forces that influence the mindsets of its characters and the tales they tell. A creative space dedicated to storytelling centered around BIPOC voices and perspectives, Zombie Love Studios allows Barnes to simultaneously expand his creative footprint while also making a larger impact on the comic industry by eliminating the usual creative limitations and boundaries, allowing for the most raw and unfiltered depictions of the culture. Along with Tales From The Crip, Barnes and Zombie Love Studios are set to release several additional titles in 2022, including: Blacula, a graphic novel adaptation of MGM’s classic 1970s film; Crownsville, a ghost story set in the first black insane asylum in America; and Florence and Normandie, a science fiction epic set in South Los Angeles that Barnes has partnered with rapper Xzibit to create.
Rodney Barnes and Zombie Love Studios are represented by UTA, Artists First, and attorney Darrell Miller at Fox Rothschild.