Do you know with the biggest graphic novel of 2018 is going to be?
It’s The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins.
In case you came in a little late, The Adventure Zone is an insanely popular podcast in which three brothers – Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy – and their dad, Clint, play Dungeons & Dragons. It’s hilarious and wildly imaginative: the podcast has been downloaded millions of times and the McElroys have appeared at sold out shows and inspired a rabid and huge following that includes tons of fan art and cosplay.
And later this year, they’ll star in a graphic novel, written by the McElroys and artist Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins.
At Emerald City Comic Con, a fan meet-up drew a few hundred fans and revealed some spectacular Adventure Zone cosplay – made all the more amazing by the fact that no one knows what the characters look like, so everyone has their own take. First Second made a music video of the event, and you can see the result above.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.