Cypress Hill have moved into the lucrative graphic novel business and shared the first look at their debut attempt, Tres Equis.
Whether it’s Public Enemy or rock stars like Alice Cooper, seemingly every musician on the planet is trying to storm the graphic novel industry. Now Cypress Hill are getting involved in the hustle. Their 160-page graphic novel follows the beginning of Louis’ B-Real’ Freese and Senen’ Sen Dog’ Reyes’ partnership.
It says back in the days when they “were just a couple teenage cholos from around the way.” It promises to tell the story of Cypress Hill in a unique manner, covering the “series of chance encounters with both sides of the law changed their paths forever.”
“Watching the 30-plus year origin of Cypress Hill retold through comics panels has been incredible,” Sen Dog told Consequence. “These artists have created an art time machine of Cypress Hill’s birth. It’s the perfect way to continue celebrating the anniversary of our debut album.”
The band co-wrote the effort alongside Complex’s Noah Callahan-Bever and Ego Trip’s Gabriel Alvarez. Additionally, it includes artwork from luminaries of the graphic novel universe, including Felix Ruiz, who has worked on Wolverine MAX, Venom’s Juan Gedeon. Furthermore, Damion Scott from Marvel’s Voices worked on the project, as did Angel Hernandez, who previously lent a hand to Star Trek and Green Lantern.
To have a first look at the graphic novel, visit Consequence to see their exclusive snippet or check out the Tweet below.