Vince Staples is the author of a forthcoming graphic novel called Limbo Beach, which is coming this fall via Z2 Comics. The book is being made in partnership with Bryan Edward Hill (Batman & the Outsiders; Titans), Chris Robinson (Children of the Atom), and Buster Moody (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). Limbo Beach is expected to get released in December 2021.
“Limbo Beach is the story of lost children fighting to regain their stolen youth,” Staples said in a statement. “It takes place in a world similar to the one that we all live in, where we are shaped by our experiences and those around us. I appreciate the opportunity to create these stories in a way that I never have before. Hopefully, it is the first of many.”
Recently, Staples announced the release of his self-titled LP―out Friday, July 9 via Blacksmith Recordings / Motown Records. His first full-length release since 2018’s critically acclaimed FM!, the 10-track LP delves not only into Staples’ upbringing in Long Beach but his psyche as he learns to cope with his yesterdays and strides toward new tomorrows, picking others up along the way.
In conjunction with the announcement, Staples released the much-anticipated first single off the LP, “Law of Averages,” alongside the official music video for the track, directed by Kid. Studio. Set against a montage of voyeuristic moments in Long Beach, CA, the cinematic visual features imagery that embodies black joy and highlights the beauty within the fringes.
Of the new Kenny Beats-produced LP, Staples says, “it really gives much more information about me that wasn’t out there before. That’s why I went with that title. I feel like I’ve been trying to tell the same story. As you go on in life, your point of view changes. This is another take on myself that I might not have had before.”