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Adapting comics to live-action is all the rage these days, and cartoonist Sina Grace is joining the fray with Self-Obsessed.
Image Comics announced today that Grace will launch a new live-action web series based on the acclaimed graphic novel, which was released in 2015.
Grace released a teaser trailer for the first episode of Self-Obsessed along with the announcement, which you can check out below!
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
CARTOONIST SINA GRACE TO LAUNCH
SELF-OBSESSED WEB SERIES
Inspired by acclaimed graphic novel, the five episode series stars
Grace, Amber Benson, Adam Busch & Jon Gabrus
Cartoonist Sina Grace will debut a web series based on his 2015 Image Comics graphic novel SELF-OBSESSED on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Directed by friend and longtime collaborator on the hit comic series BURN THE ORPHANAGE, Daniel Freedman (Undying Love), SELF-OBSESSED is a comedic look at the life of a gay LA-based cartoonist who struggles to find his creative mojo amidst a break-up, a book cancellation, and an overall crisis of faith in his own work. Grace stars in the series alongside Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Adam Busch (Colony, Empire) and Jon Gabrus (MTV’s Guy Code, TVLand’s Younger).
When Sina breaks up with his latest boyfriend, he’s heart-broken. When the book he’s working on is cancelled, he’s devastated. SELF-OBSESSED follows Sina on a hilarious journey as he tries to rediscover his passions for drawing and life. From striking out at a gay bear sex party to getting sage advice from his best friend Amber to visiting an old flame Jon in San Francisco, Sina tries to keep it together. Will he remember why he started drawing in the first place or will he obsess over where he went wrong?
“Making the book Self-Obsessed taught me to follow every idea down every meta rabbit hole,” said Grace. “It seemed like the only logical next step to bare it all on screen, surrounded by my best friends.”
SELF-OBSESSED features a killer soundtrack thanks to musicians in and out of Los Angeles, such as Feels, Colleen Green, Nick Diamonds, Post Life, Hot as Sun, Exray’s, Caleb Nichols, Purr Snickety, Cold Showers, and more.