Z2 Comics, which in recent years has focused heavily on original graphic novels by and about musicians, now plans to bring the model to other categories, including movies, comedy, fashion, sports, and pop culture. The publisher has already made one move in that direction with the announcement of its graphic novel featuring the comedy duo Cheech & Chong (see “Cheech & Chong Take a Trip Through Time in ‘A Brief History of Weed’”).

To help with that effort, Z2 has brought in former talent agent John Domingos to help scout out talent and develop new titles in fields beyond music. Domingos, formerly of the Paradigm Talent Agency, has over 15 years’ experience in the entertainment industry. A lifelong comics reader, he has advised clients and other agents about comics-based TV and film projects in the past. His role at Z2 will be to help the company find talent from other areas besides music to help build out its catalog.