FEAR FACTORY vocalist Burton C. Bell signed copies of his graphic novel, "The Industrialist", on Monday, December 14 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Orbital Comics in London, England. Appearing with him was Noel Guard, who illustrated the graphic novel that's based on FEAR FACTORY's 2012 album "The Industrialist". Video footage of the signing session can now be seen below.
"The Industrialist" was released in September via Bell's personal web site, BurtonCBell.com. The book is limited to 500 copies.
Said Bell: "As far as I can remember, I have been a a fan of science fiction. Watching episodes of 'Twilight Zone' and 'Star Trek' led me to read Robert A. Heinlein by the time I was 8.
"I started writing concepts for FEAR FACTORY during the 'Demanufacture' writing process. The scifi element integrated itself into the band's philosophy and concepts. This early influence has directed my path of creativity to enjoy science and the future of humanity.
"I am fortunate to be able to write my ideas into music that I love.
"During my career I have had the pleasure to work with great artists like Dave McKean and Ben Templesmith. This is my first collaboration on a true graphic novel with a great new talent.
"I was introduced to Noel through a fellow artist. I checked out Noel's work and was immediately impressed. After meeting him in London, I knew he would be the man for the job. He understood the concept immediately.
"'The Industrialist' is my first independently released graphic novel. This story was first published in FEAR FACTORY's album 'The Industrialist'. That album is the soundtrack to this novel, and it follows the story within these pages. Noel Guard has accurately rendered the characters and scenes, and he captured the images as I saw them in my own mind. I foresee a great future for Mr. Guard."
For more information, visit BurtonCBell.com.
FEAR FACTORY's new album "Genexus", was released on August 7 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The follow-up to 2012's "The Industrialist" was co-produced by longtime collaborator Rhys Fulber, along with guitarist Dino Cazares and vocalist Burton C. Bell and mixed by Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD). Artwork was once again handled by Anthony Clarkson. Drums on "Genexus" were performed by Mike Heller (MALIGNANCY).