Being in one of the most acclaimed bands of the 1990s/00s/insert decade here is clearly not enough for Black Francis, as he's has just announced details of his debut graphic novel, which is set for in May 2014. Co-written with Josh Frank (Pixies' biographer) and illustrated by Steven Appleby, The Good Inn tells the story of a teenager called Soldier Boy who tries to escape the fallout from an explosion in Toulon, France:

"Navigating past homicidal gypsies, combative soldiers and porn-peddling peasants, he takes refuge in a secluded inn, where he finds himself centre stage in the making of the world's first narrative pornographic film," explains publisher SelfMadeHero.

The news follows Kim Shattuck’s departure from the band; Shattuck replaced Kim Deal following her departure earlier in the year. [via FACT]