Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14, Vault Comics will be at South by Southwest to share details on its recently announced music imprint Headshell. Vault Publisher and CEO Damian Wassel will appear at SXSW alongside Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and Kajabi President and Chief Product Officer (CPO) Sean Kim to discuss the future of the imprint, including the comic lineup and plans to leverage technology to power unique fan connections. The event will take place at the Creative Industries Expo- Next Stage in Exhibit Hall 4 of the Austin Convention Center.


Late last year, Vault announced Headshell, a new line of graphic novels from iconic recording artists, including Def Leppard, Metallica, The Beach Boys, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, Redman, and more. 

Full details are below:

Def Leppard’s Phil Collen & Vault on Storytelling

March 14, 2023, 11:30 – 12:30, Creative Industries Expo- Next Stage, Exhibit Hall 4
In an era of endless reboots and spin-offs, fans are desperate for new stories. Yet, it has never been harder to break through with unique and new storytelling. The crowded content landscape has created a war for attention where meaningful audience connections matter far more than clicks and views. Kajabi’s Sean Kim sits down with legendary guitarist Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Vault Comics’ CEO Damian Wassel to discuss how they are cutting through the noise in the market, building original stories for a new generation through graphic novels, and leveraging technology to power unique fan connections.

Headshell works with iconic recording artists to create unique graphic novels that resonate with artists and audiences. Headshell graphic novels present original stories inspired by artists’ careers and music, giving fans an all new way to connect with the artists and music they love.

Headshell books will be available in standard, deluxe, and collectors editions, including special one-of-one rarities. Each graphic novel will debut first for direct sale, and will subsequently have a mass market release through Vault’s distribution partners, including category leading distributor Simon & Schuster.