Machine Gun Kelly is taking his music into the visual realm with the announcement of 'Hotel Diablo', his first graphic novel.
Made alongside Z2 Comics and co-written by MGK and Eliot Rahal (Archie Comics) and Ryan Cady (DC Comics), and with art by Martin Morazzo (Ice Cream Man), Amilcar Pinna, Victor Ibañez, Nelson Blake II, Roberta Ingranata and Rachel Smartt, 'Hotel Diablo' is based around Colson's 2019 album of the same name and is set to tell this story:
"Between Heaven and Hell lies a waystation for the soul--a place where your deeds in life are the keys to your eternity in the afterlife--at the Hotel Diablo. And it's Lidia Lopez's first night behind the front desk. Every guest has a story to tell and a lesson to learn..."
Z2 publisher Josh Frankel had this to say about the
“Colson (Machine Gun Kelly) is a true comic book fan and brings his lyrical gifts to the printed page with a true sensibility and genuine love of the medium to back it up” says Z2 publisher Josh Frankel. “Not only that, we were able to marry him with a creative team that will help translate the vision of the album into a collection of stories that will universally satisfy his fans and comics readers alike.”
Eliot Rahal added this:
“This project has me feeling incredibly lucky. Colson is an incredibly intense and passionate artist. It's the kind of energy I respond to. He's someone who wants to do something special, and as a result we have. Z2's editorial department has assembled together with an incredible array of artists to work with. Creators whose works I've respected for a long time. And last... I get to work with Ryan Cady. Not only is he an incredible writer, but also one of my greatest friends. And really... that's one of the biggest blessings of this entire process (don't tell him I said that though).”
And Ryan Cady had this to say:
“Horror anthologies are like catnip for me, so when Colson presented the Hotel Diablo concept to us, I couldn't help but latch on. And a chance to work with Eliot Rahal and a team of all-star artists? The raw intensity of the album, this idea of a vacation to visit the darkest corner of your soul--hell yeah, y'all, sign me up.”