Will.I.AM Goes All-In On AR For New Black Eyed Peas Comic Book
The Black Eyed Peas have always been a progressive symbol in music and entertainment. Led by Will.I.AM, the peas have led a movement of futurist style and technological forethought. The group continues that trend by putting their future spin on their new graphic novel Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles and accompanying AR (Augmented Reality) app.
According to Tech Crunch, The story, co-written by Benjamin Jackendoff and illustrated by Damion Scott over five years, follows Zulu-X who battles an ancient alien god who turns drug dealers and gangsters into zombies. The action-packed allegory is a blend of conspiracy theories, Egyptology and street smarts. The printed copy is available now.
The AR app, led by internal creative team Pasha Shapiro and Ernst Weber, make the story come to life with animated talk bubbles and voiceovers from hip-hop and R&B juggernauts Rakim, Queen Latifah, KRS One and Mary J Blige, with narration from the legendary Marvel icon Stan Lee and musical score from Academy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer. The team plans an Oculus VR partnership set for early January 2018.