‘Black Light District’ features art from former Growler cover artist David Witt

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The cover of “Black Light District: 6 Issues,” which features a story illustration by former cover artist David Witt // Art via Image Comics

When David Witt, or DWITT, ended his 31-issue run as The Growler’s cover artist back May, he did so in part to focus more on illustrating comic books. One of his projects, an online comic book and music anthology written by, and featuring the music of, Jesse Blaze Snider (the son of Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider) will be printed by Image Comics and available in stores this October.

Black Light District” features six illustrated stories set to the music of Snider’s geek culture-inspired “Black Light District” EP, with art by Witt, Chris Burnham, Erik Larsen, Chris Eliopoulos, and several others. The printed version will collect all six stories into a one-shot under the title, “Black Light District: 6 Issues.”

In the story, comics and music come together to tell six separate stories with one thing in common: everything is at stake.

“This [project] is a love letter to comics,” said Snider. “These are the most personal songs I’ve ever written—while they’re superhero metaphors, I think they’ll be personal to everybody, because they’re based in emotions I think everyone has felt.”

Read it online today (Witt’s story is titled “Symptoms”) or pick it up from your local comic book store on Oct. 12.


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