Dylan Sprouse Releases Graphic Novel ‘Sun Eater’

The actor is now turning author with the release of his second issue of the comic book Sun Eater.

Dylan Sprouse has a new passion project with the release of his graphic novel titled Sun Eater in partnership with Heavy Metal Magazine and DIGA Studios. Sprouse has been working on the comic for over five years now and is a story that is very personal to him.

“I love fantasy-action, and I wanted to create something that would appeal to newer fans of the genre while tackling an elevated story. The characters I wrote are from actual tales and bardic songs, and the story is about the adult, dark, grotesque, and somber world of Sun Eater and its desperate, faulty protagonist. While I have been actively writing Sun Eater for years, the culmination of the content rings especially true for me now, at this stage of my life,” says Sprouse.

The graphic novel takes place in ninth-century Norway, where a drug-addicted warrior sacrifices his leg to the gods. He is then fused with a parasitic beast that gives him the powers to rescue his son from his enemies, the Norwegian King, and his personal guards.

The comic is a dark and bloody adventure that tells the story of selfishness, drug addiction, and the children affected by it.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Sprouse shared that this comic has allowed him to open up to fans like he never has before. In fact, the main character Kveldulf was based on and written for his mother, Melanie Wright.

“My own mother is influencing the main character, basically one for one in a lot of ways. His interactions with other characters, his compulsions, his ability or inability to kind of navigate the world around him is really all informed by my real-life happenings that I’ve encountered with my own mother.” Says Sprouse.

Sprouse hopes Sun Eater can not only be an entertaining comic but that those who read the graphic novel can also look at it as a cautionary tale.

“What I hope for Sun Eater in general is that not only is it a story that’s interesting and entertaining to people who like this kind of genre, but also that it’s a little bit of a cautionary tale, and it empathizes with people who were raised in similar situations, and that it creates a dialogue between all of us.” Says Sprouse.

As for now, the second issue of Sun Eater is out in select stores and online retailers.

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