Common to Produce New Digital Comic Book Series, ‘Caster’
Common is expanding his resume once more, this time by delving into the comic book world.
The veteran rapper/actor has teamed up with LINE Webtoon to produce a new digital comic book series called Caster. Billboard reports that comic book "centers on a rare antiques dealer who heads down a destructive path and ultimately finds himself caught up in international espionage."
The series will be developed by Noble Transmission's Austin Harrison, Zach Howard, and Mike Raicht (who will also write the script) with art by Jason Masters.
"The dude is fashion-forward and cool, but he’s in a world of antiques," Common told EW. "Then the depth of him is, his father was a hustler/gambler. He has that same knack, but he’s really about art and humanity," Common told Entertainment Weekly.
As for the soundtrack, Common is curating and says it'll be dope.
"What we’re doing is creating music to speak to every issue. So the form of that issue will lead me, so it’ll be like I want to work with Pharrell for this issue, or Robert Glasper for the next one, or SZA," he said, adding that he plans to bring his soundtrack to pop-up events and ComicCon.
Common, who is one Tony Award win away from EGOT status, says he's excited to have a role in the project.
"That’s what I love, bringing different aspects of what I do as an artist and integrate those worlds. I’ve been more and more into the multi-media aspects of it," the rapper said. "Who knows, there might be a Caster play at some point, or we might do it with a symphony one day."
Caster is set to debut in 2018.