Claudio Sanchez leaked news in a interview with Nerdist last week that he has completed a children’s picture book and it’s slated for release this fall. The book, entitled “Kid Crazy and the Kilowatt King” follows a young boy who thirsts for adventure in the bustling and colorful City of Ever. In the story, a robot named Denunzio Spatta Gots warns Kid of the grumpy Kilowatt King, who forces visitors to the city to sing for him. The two set sail in a car made of bread through beautiful and bizarre landscapes, passing extraordinary sights like candy bar men, robot travelers, and dancing elephants. When Kid eventually comes face to face with the curmudgony king, he decides it’s time someone teaches the rotten ruler a lesson about the power of the word, “Please.”
“The idea for Kid Crazy actually started as a rock opera in the vein of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars,” Sanchez confided, “but as it took shape, it began to feel like something that could appeal to a child’s imagination; a kind of fantastic journey with a lesson.”
The 72-page book features fantastical art from newcomer Arthur Mask, and will be published through One Peace Books. A pre-order was launched today on Sanchez’s own Evil Ink Comics’ website, www.evilink.com with some exclusive bundles shipping in time for the book’s October 4th street date.
Claudio and wife Chondra Echert (who is an editor on the book) will both be signing Kid Crazy prints and other Evil Ink related items this weekend at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle, WA at booth 916.
Signing times are as follows:
Evil Ink Booth #916
About Claudio Sanchez – Claudio Sanchez is a singer, songwriter, comic creator and author. He’s sold over 3 million albums worldwide with his band, Coheed and Cambria, and created the immensely popular comic book series, The Amory Wars, as well co-writing the critically acclaimed titles, Translucid, Key of Z and Kill Audio with his wife, Chondra Echert.