Rapper Common is set to star in and create the music soundtrack for the new comic series ‘Caster’
The artist has joined forces with digital comics publisher LINE Webtoon to portray the title character in digital comic book series Caster. The story, due out next year, revolves around a globe-trotting antiquities dealer whose search for his next payday leads him into a world of international espionage.
Common recently shared with Entertainment Weekly how he got involved with Caster:
My manager had met with the creators and producer of Caster and he said, “I have a cool graphic novel and they’re thinking about you being the lead character.” It’s a different world, man! It’s dealing with antiques, and through the world of antiques, you find out all this stuff about espionage and the Illuminati. I was like, “This sounds crazy but also fun and exciting.” We discussed bringing the music component in it. I always love being able to integrate art and bring worlds together. To have a really great piece of art, like Caster, and then say we’ll put music to it. And do it in a cool way where it’s like a soundtrack, where there’s a new song every issue… Eventually, we can put together a soundtrack and do pop-ups at different places. It just opens up a world to do really cool things. Anytime you think of yourself as a graphic novel character, you feel good. Even if you’re the villain, it’s like, “I’m being drawn up in a comic book.” It’s incredible! But it was the story and the world that got me going for Caster.