For Andy Biersack, 2018 has been all about Black Veil Brides and their new album, Vale. Next year, however, he will turn his focus back to his Andy Black solo project with a new record to coincide with the release of his new graphic novel, both of which share the title, The Ghost of Ohio. The artwork, created by Eryck Donovan (Batman), has now been revealed and can be seen below.

“I am so excited to finally be able to share the news about The Ghost of Ohio graphic novel and upcoming solo record of the same name and inspired by the comic book story," Biersack begins. "The truth is that I would never have discovered my love of rock music without my passion for comic books and characters like Batman and Spawn, which ultimately lead me to larger than life bands like KISS and The Misfits. To be able to combine my love of the graphic novel medium with a concept record is a dream come true and something I have wanted to do for many years. Working with the Z2 Comics team and alongside Scott Tuft and Eryk Donovan to bring this dream to reality has been an incredible process."

Talking about the narrative of The Ghost of Ohio, Biersack explains, "The story takes place in southwestern Ohio and spans across historical eras from the 1800s to modern day. The Ghost of Ohio is a tale of loneliness, redemption and strength and I hope both the album and book capture that tone while giving people some fun entertainment to escape into!”

Z2 Comics
Z2 Comics

The story is an original concept by Biersack and he worked with Z2 Comics' Josh Frankel and Sridhar Reddy as well as with writer Scott Tuft (Swamp Thing, Severed). Pre-orders will be announced in the future and the graphic novel is expected to be released in mid-2019.

The Black Veil Brides singer will also take part in the 2018 New York Comic Con panel From The Stage To The Page: Musicians Creating Comic Books today (Oct. 5) alongside Steve Aoki, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and Lights.

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