This past March, CBR News brought you an interview with writer/director Richard Kelly (“Donnie Darko”) and artist Brett Weldele who discussed the “Southland Tales” graphic novels coming from Graphitti Designs. The three issue series serves as a prequel to the upcoming film of the same name, written and directed by Kelly and slated for release later this year (the film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, but a wide release date has not yet been announced). Kelly described “Southland Tales” as a melding of genres, being a science-fiction/thriller first, with doses of political satire and even musical stylings. It’s an ensemble piece set in a futuristic landscape of Los Angeles as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. The film stars a wide range of acting talent, which includes The Rock, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean William Scott, John Larroquette and many others.
The first volume of “Southland Tales” ships to comic shops today, Wednesday, June 28th. Graphitti Designs has provided CBR News with 13 pages from the first volume. Simply click the images below to launch the preview.