Earlier this month (December 4), Rico Nastyreleased her genre-hopping debut album, titled Nightmare Vacation. Now, the Maryland rapper has announced an accompanying (almost-eponymous) comic book, Nightmare Vacay.
The announcement comes in an Instagram post, alongside excerpts of the comic, which sees “Rico Nasty deep in space recording her latest album” when “an accidental cannabis nap sends her spaceship, CAM, crashing onto Earth”. Waking up at an android facility, she has to survive with the help of pals (and musical alter-egos) Tacobella and Trap Lavigne.
The book is written by Rico and comic book creator Jarrett Williams, and coloured by illustrator Aladdin Collar. Set to begin shipping in January 2021, it’s published in two variations by Z2 Comics, who also brought Gorillaz fans the Gorillaz Almanac.
Following the release of Nightmare Vacation, Rico Nasty talked to Dazed about the inspirations behind the record, including mosh pits, female rap, and Rihanna. 100 gecs’ Dylan Brady also offered an insight into his production on the hyperpop-infused tracks “OHFR?” and “iPhone”.
Revisit Dazed’s interview here, and get a preview of the Nightmare Vacay comic below.