Los Angeles-based Latin American hip-hop group Cypress Hill wants to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album in an original way.
Indeed, the group is going to release a graphic novel called Cypress Hill: Tres Quis, and it will retrace the history of the rap group, whose debut in 1990 gave rise to the hits “Hand On The Pump” and “How I Could Just Kill A Man”.
The graphic novel is being created in collaboration with Z2 Comics and will be written by Noah Callahan-Bever and Gabriel Alvarez and illustrated by Felix Ruiz, Jefte Palo, Juan Gedeon, Damion Scott, Angel Hernandez and Paris Alleyne.
“Before they became icons, Louis and Senen were just a couple of teenage cholos from around the way, trying to stay out of trouble — until a series of chance encounters with both sides of the law changed their path forever”, the graphic novel synopsis reads.
Tres Quis will also feature quoted characters from their songs, including Officer O’Malley in “Hole In The Head” and Sister Maggie in “Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk”.
Tres Quis will be released in English and Spanish and will be available in bookshops and comic book shops in a standard 160-page softcover version in August.
Alternative versions will also be offered as a deluxe hardcover edition, a limited super deluxe edition, an exclusive green Cypress Hill vinyl with a brand new album cover by Ricardo Lopez Ortiz and special prints of Ortiz, Scott and Gedeon will also be available in the Z2 shop.