Rockabilly band The Boxmasters, led by frontman Billy Bob “Bud” Thornton, have announced that a graphic novel from Source Point Press starring their band will be hitting store shelves August 16th. A limited-edition art print of the graphic novel’s cover, signed by the band and numbered 1 – 100, will be available on their “Tea Surfing” Tour, which kicked off April 17th in Huntsville, AL.
The Boxmasters, a California country rock, and rockabilly band is comprised of award-winning actor Billy Bob “Bud” Thornton on vocals and drums, J.D. Andrew on guitar, bass, and backup vocals, and Teddy Andreadis on keyboards. The graphic novel, titled The Boxmasters Vol. 1: A Twisted Tale Through Time, is written by Garrett Gunn (The Fear Diaries, Go West, Vessels), and features the band getting caught up in a science fiction adventure they never saw coming!
Someone is traveling through time, attempting to destroy the history of rock and roll, and a secret division of the government is trying to step in to prevent it. But when a special agent is lost in time, and the only thing that is found is a note saying “The Boxmasters are the key,” the band is thrown headfirst into a time-traveling mission to find the agent and stop the destruction of rock and roll throughout history!
“We’re thrilled to release this graphic novel,” says Editor-In-Chief Travis McIntire. “With an incredible creative team, featuring real-life rock stars like Bud, J.D., and Teddy, who are basically already walking talking comic book characters, this book came together perfectly. You’re going to love it.” The graphic novel retails for only $6.99 and will be available in stores and on the Source Point Press webstore August 16th, while
a digital release may happen sooner.
Source Point Press Art Director Joshua Werner says, “You’ll be blown away by the artwork in this book, done by Stan “Saint” Yak (Go West). He uses a greyscale palette with distinct moments of brilliant color to highlight certain scenes; it’s beautiful.” The graphic novel is lettered by renowned comic letterer HdE, with the cover artwork penciled and inked by Justin Mason and colored by Sean Forney.
Source Point Press is a Michigan-based publisher, rapidly becoming a leader in publishing alternative fiction in the form of books, graphic novels, and comics. With a large focus on horror and science fiction, Source Point continues to produce quality content with both legends in the industry as well as new artists and writers on the rise. More information can be found at www.SourcePointPress.com, twitter.com/SourcePtPress, and facebook.com/SourcePointPress.