Evanescence have unveiled “The Revolution of Cassandra,” the second installment of their graphic novel series, Echoes from the Void.
Eric D Howell wrote “The Revolution of Cassandra,” taking inspiration from the track “Use My Voice” from Evanescence’s latest album, The Bitter Truth.
The book tells the story of a “liberal, astrology-loving humanitarian” who is “caught in the crossfire of a raging civil war and must save her sister from the firing squad of a brutal dictator.”
“A few years back, my friend and video director Eric Howell sent me a screenplay he was writing called The Revolution of Cassandra,” said Evanescence singer Amy Lee. “This time, instead of a film, he wanted to make it into a graphic novel. As I read it, I kept hearing this song I’d been working on, ‘Use My Voice,’ over and over in my head because it felt like the song and Cassandra lived in the same world.”
She added, “The power of love, and truth, and sisterhood, standing up to the broken machine. Hanging onto the belief that humanity is worth fighting for.”
“The Revolution of Cassandra is a story about a bad-ass woman standing up for her beliefs in a cynical and hostile world. As one of my early readers, I asked Amy to write the forward for the graphic novel if she connected with it in any way,” said Howell.
He continued, “She had a strong response to the material and immediately sent me the sketch of a song she’d been working on. She really identified with a central idea in the story of ‘being for something, not against everything.’ The song and the story had this thematic echo as if we were each grabbing onto the same muse in the same moment – frankly, it was a bit of magic.”
Esau Escorza and Sebastian Cheng drew the cover art for “The Revolution of Cassandra.”
(Photo: Nick Fancher)
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