System Of A Down drummer John Dolmayan is a lifelong fan of comic books. He even owns a really nice comic shop in Las Vegas called Torpedo Comics. Dolmayan is now taking his passion for comics and creating his own.
He launched a Kickstarter earlier today for his new comic “Ascencia”. The $15,000 goal has already been met. Dolmayan will be working with artist Tony Parker on the project, which is really exciting, as Parker is great artist.
Dolmayan said of the project: “I’m proud to announce the premiere issue of my ongoing comic book series Ascencia. Drumming has always been an incredible passion of mine, and I would like to share another lifelong passion: storytelling. Being a collector (and massive fan) of comic books, I thought it fitting that my first published work be in the medium that has brought me so much joy.
“Together with artist Tony Parker, I’m launching a Kickstarter to introduce you to the world we’ve created, and to join us on the journey of discovery as the story unfolds. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Armenia Fund and other worthy organizations benefitting those in need.”
The duo also has some amazing artists like, Jim Lee, Simon Bisley, and Ben Oliver on board to do the cover art. Click here to check out the project.